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curl_easy_init - create an easy handle


curl_easy_init - Start a libcurl easy session


#include <curl/curl.h>
CURL *curl_easy_init();


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 when the operation is complete.

If you did not already call curl_global_init, curl_easy_init does it automatically. This may be lethal in multi-threaded cases, since curl_global_init 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 behavior, by calling curl_global_init yourself properly. See the description in libcurl(3) of global environment requirements for details of how to use this function.


CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  CURLcode res;
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "");
  res = curl_easy_perform(curl);



Return value

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

See also

curl_easy_cleanup(3), curl_global_init(3), curl_easy_reset(3), curl_easy_perform(3)

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