curl_escape(3) libcurl Manual curl_escape(3)

NAME curl_escape - URL encodes the given string

SYNOPSIS #include <curl/curl.h>

char *curl_escape( char *url, int length );

DESCRIPTION Obsolete function. Use curl_easy_escape(3) instead!

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

If the length argument is set to 0, curl_escape() will use strlen() on the input url string to find out the size.

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

AVAILABILITY Since 7.15.4, curl_easy_escape(3) should be used. This function will be removed in a future release.

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

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

libcurl 7.9 6 March 2002 curl_escape(3)