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curl_easy_init(3) libcurl Manual curl_easy_init(3)
curl_easy_init - Start a libcurl easy session
This function must be the first function to call, and it returns a CURL
easy handle that you must use as input to other functions in the easy
interface. This call MUST have a corresponding call to
curl_easy_cleanup(3) when the operation is complete.
If you did not already call curl_global_init(3), curl_easy_init(3) does
it automatically. This may be lethal in multi-threaded cases, since
curl_global_init(3) is not thread-safe, and it may result in resource
problems because there is no corresponding cleanup.
You are strongly advised to not allow this automatic behavior, by
calling curl_global_init(3) yourself properly. See the description in
libcurl(3) of global environment requirements for details of how to use
CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com");
res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
If this function returns NULL, something went wrong and you cannot use
the other curl functions.
curl_easy_cleanup(3), curl_global_init(3), curl_easy_reset(3),
libcurl 7.86.0 May 17, 2022 curl_easy_init(3)