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CURLOPT_USERAGENT - Man Page

HTTP user-agent header

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, char *ua);

Description

Pass a pointer to a null-terminated string as parameter. It is used to set the User-Agent: header field in the HTTP request sent to the remote server. You can also set any custom header with CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3).

The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this option.

Default

NULL, no User-Agent: header is used by default.

Protocols

HTTP

Example

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

    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "Dark Secret Ninja/1.0");

    curl_easy_perform(curl);
  }
}

Availability

As long as HTTP is supported

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK if HTTP is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.

See Also

CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST(3), CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3), CURLOPT_REFERER(3), CURLOPT_REQUEST_TARGET(3)

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3), CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3), CURLOPT_REFERER(3), libcurl-security(3), libcurl-symbols(3), nbdkit-curl-plugin(1).

2024-05-22 libcurl