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NAME

       CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS - have libcurl copy data to POST

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS, char *data);

DESCRIPTION

       Pass  a  char  *  as  parameter,  which  should  be  the  full data to post in a HTTP POST
       operation. It behaves as the  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS(3)  option,  but  the  original  data  is
       instead  copied  by  the  library, allowing the application to overwrite the original data
       after setting this option.

       Because data are copied, care must be taken when using this  option  in  conjunction  with
       CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE(3)  or  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE_LARGE(3): If the size has not been set
       prior to CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS(3), the data is assumed to be a  zero  terminated  string;
       else  the  stored  size informs the library about the byte count to copy. In any case, the
       size   must   not   be   changed   after   CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS(3),    unless    another
       CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS(3) or CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS(3) option is issued.

DEFAULT

       NULL

PROTOCOLS

       HTTP(S)

EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         char local_buffer[1024]="data to send";
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");

         /* size of the data to copy from the buffer and send in the request */
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE, 12L);

         /* send data from the local stack */
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS, local_buffer);

         curl_easy_perform(curl);
       }

AVAILABILITY

       Added in 7.17.1

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_POSTFIELDS(3), CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE(3),