test if file exists on http-server

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Sun Sep 2 16:01:30 EDT 2007

use the HEAD method. it will respond with the headers only, no content.
check the follwing entries in the documentation.

libURLSetCustomHTTPHeaders (you'll use that to assemble a HEAD request
instead of a GET one)

libURLLastRHHTTPHeaders (use this to check what the server answered.)

you may find additional info on the HTTP protocol by reading


On 9/2/07, R. Hillen <mail at richard-hillen.de> wrote:
> Hello list,
> I have to check some hundred files, if they are available on  http-
> server; as they are big, is there another way than to try to download
> them?
> Thank you!
> Richard.
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