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curl-config - Get information about a libcurl installation
curl-config displays information about a previous curl and libcurl installation.
--cc Displays the compiler used to build libcurl.
Set of compiler options (CFLAGS) to use when compiling files that use libcurl. Cur-
rently that is only thw include path to the curl include files.
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 partic-
ular 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 --prefix".
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, patch. So that libcurl 7.7.4 would appear as 070704 and libcurl 12.13.14
would appear as 0c0d0e...
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 --libs` -o example example.c
Curl 7.9.3 21 January 2002 curl-config(1)
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