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curl / libcurl / API / curl_easy_option_by_name

curl_easy_option_by_name - lookup an easy option by name


curl_easy_option_by_name - 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 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.


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_next(3),curl_easy_option_by_id(3), curl_easy_setopt(3),

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