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       CURLOPT_POST - make an HTTP POST


       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_POST, long post);


       A  parameter  set  to  1  tells libcurl to do a regular HTTP post. This will also make the
       library use a "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" header. (This  is  by  far
       the most commonly used POST method).

       Use one of CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS(3) or CURLOPT_COPYPOSTFIELDS(3) options to specify what data
       to post and CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE(3) or CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE_LARGE(3)  to  set  the  data

       Optionally,   you   can  provide  data  to  POST  using  the  CURLOPT_READFUNCTION(3)  and
       CURLOPT_READDATA(3) options but then you must make sure to not  set  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS(3)
       to  anything  but  NULL.  When  providing data with a callback, you must transmit it using
       chunked  transfer-encoding  or  you  must  set   the   size   of   the   data   with   the
       CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE(3)  or  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDSIZE_LARGE(3)  options.  To  enable chunked
       encoding, you simply pass in the  appropriate  Transfer-Encoding  header,  see  the  post-
       callback.c example.

       You  can  override  the  default  POST  Content-Type:  header  by  setting  your  own with

       Using POST with HTTP 1.1 implies the use of a  "Expect:  100-continue"  header.   You  can
       disable this header with CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3) as usual.

       If  you  use POST to an HTTP 1.1 server, you can send data without knowing the size before
       starting the POST if you use chunked encoding. You enable this by  adding  a  header  like
       "Transfer-Encoding:  chunked" with CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3). With HTTP 1.0 or without chunked
       transfer, you  must  specify  the  size  in  the  request.  (Since  7.66.0,  libcurl  will
       automatically use chunked encoding for POSTs if the size is unknown.)

       When  setting  CURLOPT_POST(3)  to 1, libcurl will automatically set CURLOPT_NOBODY(3) and
       CURLOPT_HTTPGET(3) to 0.

       If you issue a POST request and then want to make a HEAD or GET  using  the  same  re-used
       handle,  you  must  explicitly  set  the  new  request  type  using  CURLOPT_NOBODY(3)  or
       CURLOPT_HTTPGET(3) or similar.

       When setting CURLOPT_POST(3) to 0, libcurl resets the  request  type  to  the  default  to
       disable  the  POST. Typically that would mean it's reset to GET.  Instead you should set a
       new request type explicitly as described above.


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       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "");
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_POST, 1L);

         /* set up the read callback with CURLOPT_READFUNCTION */

         ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);



       Along with HTTP


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