CURLOPT_FTP_FILEMETHOD - select directory traversing method for FTP
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_FTP_FILEMETHOD,
Pass a long telling libcurl which method
to use to reach a file on a
This option exists because some server implementations aren't compliant to what
the standards say should work.
The argument should be one of the following alternatives:
- libcurl does a single CWD operation for each path part in
the given URL. For deep hierarchies this means many commands. This is how
RFC1738 says it should be done. This is the default but the slowest
- libcurl does no CWD at all. libcurl will do SIZE, RETR,
STOR etc and give a full path to the server for all these commands. This
is the fastest behavior.
- libcurl does one CWD with the full target directory and
then operates on the file "normally" (like in the multicwd
case). This is somewhat more standards compliant than 'nocwd' but without
the full penalty of 'multicwd'.
CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "ftp://example.com/1/2/3/4/new.txt");
ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
Added in 7.15.1
Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.