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NAME

       CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE - maximum file size allowed to download

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE, long size);

DESCRIPTION

       Pass a long as parameter. This allows you to specify the maximum size (in bytes) of a file
       to download. If the file requested is found larger than this value, the transfer will  not
       start and CURLE_FILESIZE_EXCEEDED will be returned.

       The file size is not always known prior to download, and for such files this option has no
       effect even if the file transfer ends up being larger than this given limit. This concerns
       both FTP and HTTP transfers.

       If you want a limit above 2GB, use CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE_LARGE(3).

DEFAULT

       None

PROTOCOLS

       FTP and HTTP

EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         CURLcode ret;
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/");
         /* refuse to download if larger than 1000 bytes! */
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE, 1000L);
         ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
       }

AVAILABILITY

       Always

RETURN VALUE

       Returns CURLE_OK

SEE ALSO

       CURLOPT_MAXFILESIZE_LARGE(3), CURLOPT_MAX_RECV_SPEED_LARGE(3),