CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS - Man Page

maximum number of redirects allowed

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS, long amount);

Description

Pass a long. The set number is the redirection limit amount. If that many redirections have been followed, the next redirect triggers the error (CURLE_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS). This option only makes sense if the CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION(3) is used at the same time.

Setting the limit to 0 makes libcurl refuse any redirect.

Set it to -1 for an infinite number of redirects. This allows your application to get stuck in never-ending redirect loops.

Default

30 (since 8.3.0), it was previously unlimited.

Protocols

HTTP(S)

Example

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/");

    /* enable redirect following */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1L);

    /* allow three redirects */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS, 3L);

    /* Perform the request */
    curl_easy_perform(curl);
  }
}

Availability

Along with HTTP

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK if HTTP is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

See Also

CURLINFO_REDIRECT_COUNT(3), CURLINFO_REDIRECT_URL(3), CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION(3)

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3), CURLINFO_REDIRECT_URL(3), CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION(3), CURLOPT_MAXCONNECTS(3), CURLOPT_POSTREDIR(3), CURLOPT_UNRESTRICTED_AUTH(3), libcurl-errors(3), libcurl-security(3), libcurl-symbols(3).

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