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curl-config - Get information about a libcurl installation
curl-config displays information about the curl and libcurl installation.
--ca Displays the built-in path to the CA cert bundle this libcurl
--cc Displays the compiler used to build libcurl.
Set of compiler options (CFLAGS) to use when compiling files that
use libcurl. Currently that is only the include path to the curl
Specify the oldest possible libcurl version string you want, and
this script will return 0 if the current installation is new
enough or it returns 1 and outputs a text saying that the current
version is not new enough. (Added in 7.15.4)
Displays the arguments given to configure when building curl.
Lists what particular main features the installed libcurl was
built with. At the time of writing, this list may include SSL,
KRB4 or IPv6. Do not assume any particular order. The keywords
will be separated by newlines. There may be none, one, or several
keywords in the list.
--help Displays the available options.
--libs Shows the complete set of libs and other linker options you will
need in order to link your application with libcurl.
This is the prefix used when libcurl was installed. Libcurl is
then installed in $prefix/lib and its header files are installed
in $prefix/include and so on. The prefix is set with "configure
Lists what particular protocols the installed libcurl was built to
support. At the time of writing, this list may include HTTP,
HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, FILE, TELNET, LDAP, DICT. Do not assume any
particular order. The protocols will be listed using uppercase and
are separated by newlines. There may be none, one, or several
protocols in the list. (Added in 7.13.0)
Lists the SSL backends that were enabled when libcurl was built.
It might be no, one or several names. If more than one name, they
will appear comma-separated. (Added in 7.58.0)
Shows the complete set of libs and other linker options you will
need in order to link your application with libcurl statically.
(Added in 7.17.1)
Outputs version information about the installed libcurl.
Outputs version information about the installed libcurl, in
numerical mode. This outputs the version number, in hexadecimal,
with 8 bits for each part: major, minor, and patch. So that
libcurl 7.7.4 would appear as 070704 and libcurl 12.13.14 would
appear as 0c0d0e... Note that the initial zero might be omitted.
(This option was broken in the 7.15.0 release.)
What linker options do I need when I link with libcurl?
$ curl-config --libs
What compiler options do I need when I compile using libcurl functions?
$ curl-config --cflags
How do I know if libcurl was built with SSL support?
$ curl-config --feature | grep SSL
What's the installed libcurl version?
$ curl-config --version
How do I build a single file with a one-line command?
$ `curl-config --cc --cflags` -o example example.c `curl-config --libs`
Curl 7.77.0 November 4, 2020 curl-config(1)