curl_easy_strerror(3) Library Functions Manual curl_easy_strerror(3)

curl_easy_strerror - return string describing error code

#include <curl/curl.h>
const char *curl_easy_strerror(CURLcode errornum);

The curl_easy_strerror(3) function returns a string describing the CURLcode error code passed in the argument errornum.

Typically applications also appreciate CURLOPT_ERRORBUFFER(3) for more specific error descriptions generated at runtime.


int main(void)
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    CURLcode res;
    /* set options */
    /* Perform the entire transfer */
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
    /* Check for errors */
    if(res != CURLE_OK)
      fprintf(stderr, "curl_easy_perform() failed: %s\n",

This function was added in libcurl 7.12.0

A pointer to a null-terminated string.

curl_multi_strerror(3), curl_share_strerror(3), curl_url_strerror(3), libcurl-errors(3)

2024-05-22 libcurl