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CURLINFO_FILETIME explained

Name

CURLINFO_FILETIME - get the remote time of the retrieved document

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>
 
CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_FILETIME, long *timep);

Description

Pass a pointer to a long to receive the remote time of the retrieved document in number of seconds since January 1 1970 in the GMT/UTC time zone. If you get -1, it can be because of many reasons (it might be unknown, the server might hide it or the server does not support the command that tells document time etc) and the time of the document is unknown.

You must ask libcurl to collect this information before the transfer is made, by using the CURLOPT_FILETIME option or you unconditionally get a -1 back.

Consider CURLINFO_FILETIME_T instead to be able to extract dates beyond the year 2038 on systems using 32-bit longs (Windows).

Protocols

FTP, HTTP and SFTP

Example

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    CURLcode res;
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");
    /* Ask for filetime */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FILETIME, 1L);
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
    if(CURLE_OK == res) {
      long filetime = 0;
      res = curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_FILETIME, &filetime);
      if((CURLE_OK == res) && (filetime >= 0)) {
        time_t file_time = (time_t)filetime;
        printf("filetime: %s", ctime(&file_time));
      }
    }
    /* always cleanup */
    curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
  }
}

Availability

Added in curl 7.5

Return value

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

See also

CURLOPT_FILETIME(3), curl_easy_getinfo(3), curl_easy_setopt(3)

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