CURLOPT_NOBODY man page

CURLOPT_NOBODY — do the download request without getting the body

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_NOBODY, long opt);

Description

A long parameter set to 1 tells libcurl to not include the body-part in the output when doing what would otherwise be a download. For HTTP(S), this makes libcurl do a HEAD request. For most other protocols it means just not asking to transfer the body data.

Enabling this option means asking for a download but without a body.

Default

0, the body is transferred

Protocols

Most

Example

curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");

  /* get us the resource without a body! */ 
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_NOBODY, 1L);

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

Availability

Always

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK

See Also

CURLOPT_HTTPGET(3), CURLOPT_POST(3),

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3), CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST(3), CURLOPT_HTTPGET(3), CURLOPT_HTTPPOST(3), CURLOPT_POST(3), libcurl-tutorial(3).

17 Jun 2014 libcurl 7.37.0 curl_easy_setopt options