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curl_easy_strerror - return string for error code


curl_easy_strerror - return string describing error code


#include <curl/curl.h>
const char *curl_easy_strerror(CURLcode errornum);


The curl_easy_strerror function returns a string describing the CURLcode error code passed in the argument errornum.

Typically applications also appreciate CURLOPT_ERRORBUFFER for more specific error descriptions generated at runtime.


  /* Perform the request, res will get the return code */
  res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  /* Check for errors */
  if(res != CURLE_OK)
    fprintf(stderr, "curl_easy_perform() failed: %s\n",


This function was added in libcurl 7.12.0

Return value

A pointer to a null-terminated string.

See also

libcurl-errors(3), curl_multi_strerror(3), curl_share_strerror(3), curl_url_strerror(3)

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