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NAME

       CURLOPT_FTP_FILEMETHOD - select directory traversing method for FTP

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_FTP_FILEMETHOD,
                                 long method);

DESCRIPTION

       Pass a long telling libcurl which method to use to reach a file on a FTP(S) server.

       This  option  exists  because  some  server  implementations  aren't compliant to what the
       standards say should work.

       The argument should be one of the following alternatives:

       CURLFTPMETHOD_MULTICWD
              libcurl does a single CWD operation for each path part in the given URL.  For  deep
              hierarchies  this  means many commands. This is how RFC1738 says it should be done.
              This is the default but the slowest behavior.

       CURLFTPMETHOD_NOCWD
              libcurl does no CWD at all. libcurl will do SIZE, RETR, STOR etc and  give  a  full
              path to the server for all these commands. This is the fastest behavior.

       CURLFTPMETHOD_SINGLECWD
              libcurl  does  one CWD with the full target directory and then operates on the file
              "normally" (like in the multicwd case). This is somewhat more  standards  compliant
              than 'nocwd' but without the full penalty of 'multicwd'.

DEFAULT

       CURLFTPMETHOD_MULTICWD

PROTOCOLS

       FTP

EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "ftp://example.com/1/2/3/4/new.txt");
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FTP_FILEMETHOD,
                                CURLFTPMETHOD_SINGLECWD);

         ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);

         curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
       }

AVAILABILITY

       Added in 7.15.1

RETURN VALUE

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

SEE ALSO

       CURLOPT_DIRLISTONLY(3), CURLOPT_FTP_SKIP_PASV_IP(3),