curl_easy_escape(3) libcurl Manual curl_easy_escape(3)

NAME curl_easy_escape - URL encodes the given string

SYNOPSIS #include <curl/curl.h>

char *curl_easy_escape( CURL *curl, char *url, int length );

DESCRIPTION This function converts the given input string to an URL encoded string and returns that as a new allocated string. All input characters that are not a-z, A-Z or 0-9 are converted to their "URL escaped" version (%NN where NN is a two-digit hexadecimal number).

If the length argument is set to 0 (zero), curl_easy_escape(3) uses strlen() on the input url to find out the size.

You must curl_free(3) the returned string when youre done with it.

AVAILABILITY Added in 7.15.4 and replaces the old curl_escape(3) function.

RETURN VALUE A pointer to a zero terminated string or NULL if it failed.

SEE ALSO curl_easy_unescape(3), curl_free(3), RFC2396

libcurl 7.15.4 7 April 2006 curl_easy_escape(3)