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NAME

       CURLOPT_FTP_CREATE_MISSING_DIRS - create missing dirs for FTP and SFTP

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       typedef enum {
         CURLFTP_CREATE_DIR_NONE,
         CURLFTP_CREATE_DIR,
         CURLFTP_CREATE_DIR_RETRY
       } curl_ftpcreatedir;

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_FTP_CREATE_MISSING_DIRS,
                                 long create);

DESCRIPTION

       Pass  a  long  telling  libcurl to create the dir. If the value is CURLFTP_CREATE_DIR (1),
       libcurl will attempt to create any remote directory that it fails to "move" into.

       For FTP requests, that means a CWD command fails.  CWD  being  the  command  that  changes
       working directory.

       For  SFTP requests, libcurl will attempt to create the remote directory if it can't obtain
       a handle to the target-location. The creation will fail if a file of the same name as  the
       directory to create already exists or lack of permissions prevents creation.

       Setting  create  to  CURLFTP_CREATE_DIR_RETRY  (2), tells libcurl to retry the CWD command
       again if the subsequent MKD command fails. This is especially useful if you're doing  many
       simultaneous connections against the same server and they all have this option enabled, as
       then CWD may first fail but then another connection does MKD before  this  connection  and
       thus MKD fails but trying CWD works!

DEFAULT

       CURLFTP_CREATE_DIR_NONE (0)

PROTOCOLS

       FTP and SFTP

EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "ftp://example.com/non-existing/new.txt");
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FTP_CREATE_MISSING_DIRS,
                                CURLFTP_CREATE_DIR_RETRY);

         ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);

         curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
       }

AVAILABILITY

       Added in 7.10.7. SFTP support added in 7.16.3. The retry option was added in 7.19.4.

RETURN VALUE

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

SEE ALSO

       CURLOPT_FTP_FILEMETHOD(3), CURLOPT_FTP_USE_EPSV(3),