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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

curl_easy_init (3)

Name

curl_easy_init - Start a libcurl easy session

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURL *curl_easy_init( );

Description

curl_easy_init(3)               libcurl Manual               curl_easy_init(3)



NAME
       curl_easy_init - Start a libcurl easy session

SYNOPSIS
       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURL *curl_easy_init( );

DESCRIPTION
       This function must be the first function to call, and it returns a CURL
       easy handle that you must use as input to other functions in  the  easy
       interface.    This   call   MUST   have   a   corresponding   call   to
       curl_easy_cleanup(3) when the operation is complete.

       If you did not already call curl_global_init(3), curl_easy_init(3) does
       it  automatically.   This  may be lethal in multi-threaded cases, since
       curl_global_init(3) is not thread-safe, and it may result  in  resource
       problems because there is no corresponding cleanup.

       You  are  strongly  advised  to  not allow this automatic behaviour, by
       calling curl_global_init(3) yourself properly.  See the description  in
       libcurl(3) of global environment requirements for details of how to use
       this function.

RETURN VALUE
       If this function returns NULL, something went wrong and you cannot  use
       the other curl functions.

EXAMPLE
       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         CURLcode res;
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");
         res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
         curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
       }


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | web/curl         |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       curl_easy_cleanup(3),      curl_global_init(3),     curl_easy_reset(3),
       curl_easy_perform(3)



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source   was    downloaded    from     https://github.com/curl/curl/ar-
       chive/curl-7_64_0.zip

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://curl.haxx.se/.



libcurl 7.8.1                    4 March 2002                curl_easy_init(3)