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Manual Reference Pages  -  CURLOPT_ACCEPT_ENCODING (3)

NAME

CURLOPT_ACCEPT_ENCODING - enables automatic decompression of HTTP downloads

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Default
Protocols
Example
Availability
Return Value

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_ACCEPT_ENCODING, char *enc);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a char * argument specifying what encoding you’d like.

Sets the contents of the Accept-Encoding: header sent in a HTTP request, and enables decoding of a response when a Content-Encoding: header is received. Three encodings are supported: identity, which does nothing, deflate which requests the server to compress its response using the zlib algorithm, and gzip which requests the gzip algorithm.

If a zero-length string is set like "", then an Accept-Encoding: header containing all built-in supported encodings is sent.

You can also opt to just include the Accept-Encoding: header in your request with CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3) but then there will be no automatic decompressing when receiving data.

This is a request, not an order; the server may or may not do it. This option must be set (to any non-NULL value) or else any unsolicited encoding done by the server is ignored. See the special file lib/README.encoding for further details.

DEFAULT

NULL

PROTOCOLS

HTTP

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");

/* enable all supported built-in compressions */ curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_ACCEPT_ENCODING, "");

/* Perform the request */ curl_easy_perform(curl); }

AVAILABILITY

This option was called CURLOPT_ENCODING before 7.21.6

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not, or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_TRANSFER_ENCODING(3), CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3), CURLOPT_HTTP_CONTENT_DECODING(3),
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libcurl 7.37.0 CURLOPT_ACCEPT_ENCODING (3) 17 Jun 2014

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