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curl / libcurl / API / curl_share_init

curl_share_init - create a shared object

Name

curl_share_init - Create a shared object

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>
 
CURLSH *curl_share_init();

Description

This function returns a CURLSH handle to be used as input to all the other share-functions, sometimes referred to as a share handle in some places in the documentation. This init call MUST have a corresponding call to curl_share_cleanup when all operations using the share are complete.

This share handle is what you pass to curl using the CURLOPT_SHARE option with curl_easy_setopt, to make that specific curl handle use the data in this share.

Example

  CURLSHcode sh;
  share = curl_share_init();
  sh = curl_share_setopt(share, CURLSHOPT_SHARE, CURL_LOCK_DATA_CONNECT);
  if(sh)
    printf("Error: %s\n", curl_share_strerror(sh));

Availability

Added in 7.10

Return value

If this function returns NULL, something went wrong (out of memory, etc.) and therefore the share object was not created.

See also

curl_share_cleanup(3), curl_share_setopt(3)

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