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       CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER - set of HTTP headers


       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER,
                                 struct curl_slist *headers);


       Pass a pointer to a linked list of HTTP headers to pass to the server and/or proxy in your
       HTTP request. The same list can be used for both host and proxy requests!

       When used within an IMAP or SMTP request to upload a MIME  mail,  the  given  header  list
       establishes  the document-level MIME headers to prepend to the uploaded document described
       by CURLOPT_MIMEPOST(3). This does not affect raw mail uploads.

       The linked list should be a fully valid list of struct curl_slist structs properly  filled
       in.  Use curl_slist_append(3) to create the list and curl_slist_free_all(3) to clean up an
       entire list. If you add  a  header  that  is  otherwise  generated  and  used  by  libcurl
       internally, your added one will be used instead. If you add a header with no content as in
       'Accept:' (no data on the right side of the colon), the internally used  header  will  get
       disabled.  With  this  option you can add new headers, replace internal headers and remove
       internal headers. To add a header with no content  (nothing  to  the  right  side  of  the
       colon), use the form 'name;' (note the ending semicolon).

       The  headers included in the linked list must not be CRLF-terminated, because libcurl adds
       CRLF after each header item. Failure to comply with  this  will  result  in  strange  bugs
       because the server will most likely ignore part of the headers you specified.

       The  first line in an HTTP request (containing the method, usually a GET or POST) is not a
       header and cannot be replaced using this option. Only the lines following the request-line
       are  headers. Adding this method line in this list of headers will only cause your request
       to send an invalid header. Use CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST(3) to change the method.

       When this option is passed to curl_easy_setopt(3), libcurl will not copy the  entire  list
       so  you  must keep it around until you no longer use this handle for a transfer before you
       call curl_slist_free_all(3) on the list.

       Pass a NULL to this option to reset back to no custom headers.

       The most commonly replaced HTTP headers have "shortcuts" in the options CURLOPT_COOKIE(3),
       CURLOPT_USERAGENT(3) and CURLOPT_REFERER(3). We recommend using those.

       There's  an  alternative  option  that sets or replaces headers only for requests that are
       sent with CONNECT to a proxy: CURLOPT_PROXYHEADER(3). Use CURLOPT_HEADEROPT(3) to  control
       the behavior.


       Setting some specific headers will cause libcurl to act differently.

       Host:  The  specified  host  name will be used for cookie matching if the cookie engine is
              also enabled for this transfer. If the request is done over HTTP/2 or  HTTP/3,  the
              custom  host  name  will instead be used in the ":authority" header field and Host:
              will not be sent at all over the wire.

       Transfer-Encoding: chunked
              Tells libcurl the upload is to be done  using  this  chunked  encoding  instead  of
              providing the Content-Length: field in the request.


       When  used  to  build a MIME e-mail for IMAP or SMTP, the following document-level headers
       can be set to override libcurl-generated values:

              Tells the parser at the receiving site how  to  interpret  the  MIME  framing.   It
              defaults to "1.0" and should normally not be altered.

              Indicates  the  document's  global  structure  type. By default, libcurl sets it to
              "multipart/mixed", describing a document made of independent  parts.  When  a  MIME
              mail  is  only composed of alternative representations of the same data (i.e.: HTML
              and plain text), this header must be set to "multipart/alternative".  In all  cases
              the  value  must be of the form "multipart/*" to respect the document structure and
              may not include the "boundary=" parameter.

       Other specific headers that do not have a libcurl default value but are  strongly  desired
       by  mail  delivery  and  user  agents  should also be included.  These are "From:", "To:",
       "Date:" and "Subject:" among others and their presence and value is generally  checked  by
       anti-spam utilities.


       By  default, this option makes libcurl send the given headers in all HTTP requests done by
       this handle. You should therefore use this option with caution if you for example  connect
       to  the  remote  site  using a proxy and a CONNECT request, you should to consider if that
       proxy is supposed to also get the headers. They may be private or otherwise  sensitive  to

       Use CURLOPT_HEADEROPT(3) to make the headers only get sent to where you intend them to get

       Custom headers are sent in all requests done by the easy handles, which  implies  that  if
       you  tell  libcurl to follow redirects (CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION(3)), the same set of custom
       headers will be sent in the subsequent request. Redirects can of course go to other  hosts
       and thus those servers will get all the contents of your custom headers too.

       Starting  in 7.58.0, libcurl will specifically prevent "Authorization:" headers from being
       sent to other hosts than the first  used  one,  unless  specifically  permitted  with  the

       Starting in 7.64.0, libcurl will specifically prevent "Cookie:" headers from being sent to
       other  hosts  than  the  first  used  one,  unless   specifically   permitted   with   the




       HTTP, IMAP and SMTP


       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();

       struct curl_slist *list = NULL;

       if(curl) {
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "");

         list = curl_slist_append(list, "Shoesize: 10");
         list = curl_slist_append(list, "Accept:");

         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, list);


         curl_slist_free_all(list); /* free the list */


       As long as HTTP is enabled. Use in MIME mail added in 7.56.0.


       Returns CURLE_OK if HTTP is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.


       CURLOPT_MIMEPOST(3), curl_mime_init(3)