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NAME

       CURLOPT_SEEKFUNCTION - user callback for seeking in input stream

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       /* These are the return codes for the seek callbacks */
       #define CURL_SEEKFUNC_OK       0
       #define CURL_SEEKFUNC_FAIL     1 /* fail the entire transfer */
       #define CURL_SEEKFUNC_CANTSEEK 2 /* tell libcurl seeking can't be done, so
                                           libcurl might try other means instead */

       int seek_callback(void *userp, curl_off_t offset, int origin);

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_SEEKFUNCTION, seek_callback);

DESCRIPTION

       Pass a pointer to your callback function, which should match the prototype shown above.

       This function gets called by libcurl to seek to a certain position in the input stream and
       can be used to fast forward a file in a resumed upload (instead of  reading  all  uploaded
       bytes  with  the normal read function/callback). It is also called to rewind a stream when
       data has already been sent to the server and needs to be sent again. This may happen  when
       doing a HTTP PUT or POST with a multi-pass authentication method, or when an existing HTTP
       connection is reused too late and the server closes the  connection.  The  function  shall
       work  like fseek(3) or lseek(3) and it gets SEEK_SET, SEEK_CUR or SEEK_END as argument for
       origin, although libcurl currently only passes SEEK_SET.

       userp is the pointer you set with CURLOPT_SEEKDATA(3).

       The callback function must return CURL_SEEKFUNC_OK on success, CURL_SEEKFUNC_FAIL to cause
       the  upload  operation  to  fail or CURL_SEEKFUNC_CANTSEEK to indicate that while the seek
       failed, libcurl is free to work around the problem if possible. The latter  can  sometimes
       be done by instead reading from the input or similar.

       If  you  forward  the input arguments directly to fseek(3) or lseek(3), note that the data
       type for offset is not the same as defined for curl_off_t on many systems!

DEFAULT

       By default, this is NULL and unused.

PROTOCOLS

       HTTP, FTP, SFTP

EXAMPLE

       static int seek_cb(void *userp, curl_off_t offset, int origin)
       {
         struct data *d = (struct data *)userp;
         lseek(our_fd, offset, origin);
         return CURL_SEEKFUNC_OK;
       }

       {
         struct data seek_data;
         curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_SEEKFUNCTION, seek_cb);
         curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_SEEKDATA, &seek_data);
       }

AVAILABILITY

       Added in 7.18.0

RETURN VALUE

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

SEE ALSO

       CURLOPT_SEEKDATA(3), CURLOPT_IOCTLFUNCTION(3),