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Re: Curl --max-filesize return all headers (HTTP)

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 10:45:40 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 10 May 2016, Brendan Doyle wrote:

> Would it be possible for curl to return all headers (in verbose mode) if the
> max-filesize limit is hit?

I suppose it could be changed to do provide all headers in that case, although
I don't think it should be tied to verbose mode. Headers are delivered to the
header callback independent of verbose.

> It seems (but I don't know) curl parses the server headers, if it finds
> Content-Length it will compare it with the --max-filesize option and if this
> is larger it stops parsing and exits with curl: (63) Maximum file size
> exceeded. Would it be possible to keep parsing the headers and fail after
> the last header instead?

The comparison logic would have to be moved, but sure. Feel free to write up a

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