CURLINFO_FTP_ENTRY_PATH - get entry path in FTP server

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_FTP_ENTRY_PATH, char **path);

Pass a pointer to a char pointer to receive a pointer to a string holding the path of the entry path. That is the initial path libcurl ended up in when logging on to the remote FTP server. This stores a NULL as pointer if something is wrong.

The path pointer is NULL or points to private memory. You MUST NOT free - it gets freed when you call curl_easy_cleanup(3) on the corresponding CURL handle.


int main(void)
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    CURLcode res;
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "");
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
    if(!res) {
      /* extract the entry path */
      char *ep = NULL;
      res = curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_FTP_ENTRY_PATH, &ep);
      if(!res && ep) {
        printf("Entry path was: %s\n", ep);

Added in 7.15.4. Works for SFTP since 7.21.4

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

curl_easy_getinfo(3), curl_easy_setopt(3)

April 26 2024 libcurl