CURLOPT_ABSTRACT_UNIX_SOCKET(3) Library Functions Manual CURLOPT_ABSTRACT_UNIX_SOCKET(3)

CURLOPT_ABSTRACT_UNIX_SOCKET - abstract Unix domain socket

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

Enables the use of an abstract Unix domain socket instead of establishing a TCP connection to a host. The parameter should be a char * to a null-terminated string holding the path of the socket. The path is set to path prefixed by a NULL byte. This is the convention for abstract sockets, however it should be stressed that the path passed to this function should not contain a leading NULL byte.

On non-supporting platforms, the abstract address is interpreted as an empty string and fails gracefully, generating a runtime error.

This option shares the same semantics as CURLOPT_UNIX_SOCKET_PATH(3) in which documentation more details can be found. Internally, these two options share the same storage and therefore only one of them can be set per handle.

Default is NULL.

All

int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_ABSTRACT_UNIX_SOCKET, "/tmp/foo.sock");
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://localhost/");
    /* Perform the request */
    curl_easy_perform(curl);
  }
}

Added in 7.53.0.

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

CURLOPT_UNIX_SOCKET_PATH(3), unix(7)

2024-05-22 libcurl