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       curl_mime_encoder - set a mime part's encoder and content transfer encoding


       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURLcode curl_mime_encoder(curl_mimepart *part, const char *encoding);


       curl_mime_encoder() requests a mime part's content to be encoded before being transmitted.

       part  is  the  part's  handle  to  assign  an  encoder.   encoding is a pointer to a null-
       terminated encoding scheme. It may be  set  to  NULL  to  disable  an  encoder  previously
       attached to the part. The encoding scheme storage may safely be reused after this function

       Setting a part's encoder multiple times is valid: only the value set by the last  call  is

       Upon multipart rendering, the part's content is encoded according to the pertaining scheme
       and a corresponding "Content-Transfer-Encoding" header is added to the part.

       Supported encoding schemes are:
       "binary": the data is left unchanged, the header is added.
       "8bit": header added, no data change.
       "7bit": the data is unchanged, but is each byte is checked to be a 7-bit value; if not,  a
       read error occurs.
       "base64":  Data is converted to base64 encoding, then split in CRLF-terminated lines of at
       most 76 characters.
       "quoted-printable": data is encoded in quoted printable lines of at  most  76  characters.
       Since  the  resulting  size  of  the  final data cannot be determined prior to reading the
       original data, it is left as unknown, causing chunked  transfer  in  HTTP.  For  the  same
       reason,  this  encoder  may  not be used with IMAP. This encoder targets text data that is
       mostly ASCII and should not be used with other types of data.

       If the original data is already encoded in  such  a  scheme,  a  custom  Content-Transfer-
       Encoding  header  should  be  added  with  curl_mime_headers()  instead  of setting a part

       Encoding should not be applied to multiparts, thus the use of this function on a part with
       content set with curl_mime_subparts() is strongly discouraged.


        curl_mime *mime;
        curl_mimepart *part;

        /* create a mime handle */
        mime = curl_mime_init(easy);

        /* add a part */
        part = curl_mime_addpart(mime);

        /* send a file */
        curl_mime_filedata(part, "image.png");

        /* encode file data in base64 for transfer */
        curl_mime_encoder(part, "base64");


       As long as at least one of HTTP, SMTP or IMAP is enabled. Added in 7.56.0.


       CURLE_OK or a CURL error code upon failure.


       curl_mime_addpart(3), curl_mime_headers(3), curl_mime_subparts(3)