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curl_multi_init - create a multi handle

Name

curl_multi_init - create a multi handle

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>
 
CURLM *curl_multi_init();

Description

This function returns a CURLM handle to be used as input to all the other multi-functions, sometimes referred to as a multi handle in some places in the documentation. This init call MUST have a corresponding call to curl_multi_cleanup when the operation is complete.

Example

/* init a multi stack */
multi_handle = curl_multi_init();
 
/* add individual transfers */
curl_multi_add_handle(multi_handle, http_handle);
curl_multi_add_handle(multi_handle, http_handle2);

Availability

Added in 7.9.6

Return value

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

See also

curl_multi_cleanup(3),curl_global_init(3),curl_easy_init(3)

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