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Re: Idea: master/client concept

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:56:56 +0200

On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 04:06:54PM +0200, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Apr 2018, Dan Fandrich wrote:
> >On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:09:24AM +0200, Xavier !! <M X > wrote:
> >>What about keeping most of the way with use curl today intact, and leverage the
> >>use of "-K" (read from file/stdin/named pipe) in conjonction with "--next" ?
> >
> >This is my preference as well, as it makes the fewest changes to how curl
> >already works. We discussed it during an unconference session at last
> >year's curl://up and it seemed like it would solve the use cases people
> >were coming up with for such a feature.
> Yeps, making curl able to keep getting new instructions -K style from a
> file/pipe while it is already transferring files is certainly a good first
> step.
> That will also (basically) require that we switch to using the multi
> interface internally. Basically every one of these new fancy features we can
> think of requires that. Quite clearly that's a starting point...

I don't think that's actually a prerequisite. The transfers could be done
sequentially, just as they are done now with --next. But we should keep in mind
how parallel transfers would work in the future using such a mechanism.
Received on 2018-04-19