curl_easy_option_by_name - Man Page

find an easy setopt option by name


#include <curl/curl.h>

const struct curl_easyoption *curl_easy_option_by_name(const char *name);


Given a name, this function returns a pointer to the curl_easyoption struct, holding information about the curl_easy_setopt(3) option using that name. The name should be specified without the "CURLOPT_" prefix and the name comparison is made case insensitive.

If libcurl has no option with the given name, this function returns NULL.


int main(void)
  const struct curl_easyoption *opt = curl_easy_option_by_name("URL");
  if(opt) {
    printf("This option wants CURLoption %x\n", (int)opt->id);


This function was added in libcurl 7.73.0

Return Value

A pointer to the curl_easyoption struct for the option or NULL.

See Also

curl_easy_option_by_id(3), curl_easy_option_next(3), curl_easy_setopt(3)

Referenced By

curl_easy_option_by_id(3), curl_easy_option_next(3), curl_easy_setopt(3).

February 19 2024 libcurl