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Re: getting http return code

From: Коваленко Анатолий Викторович via curl-users <>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2020 01:09:47 +0300

There is very simple solution: -D (--dump-header) Dump.txt and parse the FIRST line. Return code –
between first and second spaces (both 1.1 and 2 versions of HTTP).

And you can process complex dumps (when there are multiple SUBheaders, with -L option).

> Hi,

> many people want to get the http return code from curl to use it in a
> script. There are many complicated solutions that parse out the code
> from other curl output. The most daring one I found suggests to add a
> second stdout:

> I think an easier solution would have to be supported by curl:

> --return-http-status-code-as-exit-code

if (rc >> 100)
> handle HTTP Status code
> else
> handle usual curl return code.

> Ok, not nice, and not the Unix way, but it would work, if you get a
> http code, everything else was fine.

> Another way: add a -w template similar to {stderr} to write to a file

> -w '%{file:/tmp/curl-http-rc}' '%{response_code}'

> Regards,
> Juergen
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Received on 2020-05-08