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NAME

       CURLOPT_INFILESIZE - set size of the input file to send off

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_INFILESIZE, long filesize);

DESCRIPTION

       When  uploading  a file to a remote site, filesize should be used to tell libcurl what the
       expected size of the input file is. This  value  must  be  passed  as  a  long.  See  also
       CURLOPT_INFILESIZE_LARGE(3) for sending files larger than 2GB.

       For uploading using SCP, this option or CURLOPT_INFILESIZE_LARGE(3) is mandatory.

       To unset this value again, set it to -1.

       When  sending  emails  using  SMTP,  this command can be used to specify the optional SIZE
       parameter for the MAIL FROM command.

       This option does not limit how much data libcurl will actually send, as that is controlled
       entirely  by what the read callback returns, but telling one value and sending a different
       amount may lead to errors.

DEFAULT

       Unset

PROTOCOLS

       Many

EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         long uploadsize = FILE_SIZE;

         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "ftp://example.com/destination.tar.gz");

         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_UPLOAD, 1L);

         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_INFILESIZE, uploadsize);

         curl_easy_perform(curl);
       }

AVAILABILITY

       SMTP support added in 7.23.0

RETURN VALUE

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

SEE ALSO

       CURLOPT_INFILESIZE_LARGE(3), CURLOPT_UPLOAD(3),