curl_easy_unescape

Section: libcurl Manual (3)
Updated: 7 April 2006
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NAME

curl_easy_unescape - URL decodes the given string  

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

char *curl_easy_unescape( CURL *curl, char *url, int inlength , int *outlength );  

DESCRIPTION

This function converts the given URL encoded input string to a "plain string" and returns that in an allocated memory area. All input characters that are URL encoded (%XX where XX is a two-digit hexadecimal number) are converted to their binary versions. If the length argument is set to 0 (zero), curl_easy_unescape() will use strlen() on the input url string to find out the size. If outlength is non-NULL, the function will write the length of the returned string in the integer it points to. This allows an escaped string containing %00 to still get used properly after unescaping. You must curl_free(3) the returned string when you're done with it.  

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.15.4 and replaces the old curl_unescape() function.  

RETURN VALUE

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

SEE ALSO

curl_easy_escape(3), curl_free(3), RFC 2396


 

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