CURLOPT_REQUEST_TARGET(3) Library Functions Manual CURLOPT_REQUEST_TARGET(3)

CURLOPT_REQUEST_TARGET - alternative target for this request

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_REQUEST_TARGET, string);

Pass a char pointer to string which libcurl uses in the upcoming request instead of the path as extracted from the URL.

libcurl passes on the verbatim string in its request without any filter or other safe guards. That includes white space and control characters.

NULL

HTTP

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/*");
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, "OPTIONS");
    /* issue an OPTIONS * request (no leading slash) */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_REQUEST_TARGET, "*");
    /* Perform the request */
    curl_easy_perform(curl);
  }
}

Added in 7.55.0

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

CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST(3), CURLOPT_HTTPGET(3), CURLOPT_PATH_AS_IS(3), CURLOPT_URL(3)

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