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CURLOPT_PRIVATE(3)         curl_easy_setopt options         CURLOPT_PRIVATE(3)

NAME

CURLOPT_PRIVATE - store a private pointer

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h> CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_PRIVATE, void *pointer);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a void * as parameter, pointing to data that should be associated with this curl handle. The pointer can subsequently be retrieved using curl_easy_getinfo(3) with the CURLINFO_PRIVATE option. libcurl itself never does anything with this data.

DEFAULT

NULL

PROTOCOLS

All

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init(); struct private secrets; if(curl) { struct private *extracted; curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com"); /* store a pointer to our private struct */ curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_PRIVATE, &secrets); curl_easy_perform(curl); /* we can extract the private pointer again too */ curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_PRIVATE, &extracted); }

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.10.3

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_VERBOSE(3), CURLOPT_STDERR(3), libcurl 7.65.3 December 8, 2017 CURLOPT_PRIVATE(3)

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