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curl_url - create a new CURLU handle


curl_url - returns a new URL handle


#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLU *curl_url();


This function allocates a URL object and returns a CURLU handle for it, to be used as input to all other URL API functions.

This is a handle to a URL object that holds or can hold URL components for a single URL. When the object is first created, there is of course no components stored. They are then set in the object with the curl_url_set function.


int main(void)
  CURLUcode rc;
  CURLU *url = curl_url();
  rc = curl_url_set(url, CURLUPART_URL, "", 0);
  if(!rc) {
    char *scheme;
    rc = curl_url_get(url, CURLUPART_SCHEME, &scheme, 0);
    if(!rc) {
      printf("the scheme is %s\n", scheme);


Added in 7.62.0

Return value

Returns a CURLU * if successful, or NULL if out of memory.

See also

CURLOPT_CURLU(3), curl_url_cleanup(3), curl_url_dup(3), curl_url_get(3), curl_url_set(3), curl_url_strerror(3)

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