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curl_easy_init(3)                              libcurl Manual                              curl_easy_init(3)



NAME
       curl_easy_init - Start a libcurl easy session

SYNOPSIS
       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURL *curl_easy_init( );


DESCRIPTION
       This function must be the first function to call, and it returns a CURL easy handle that you must use
       as input to other easy-functions. curl_easy_init initializes curl and this call MUST  have  a  corre-sponding corresponding
       sponding 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 behaviour, by calling curl_global_init(3) your-self yourself
       self properly.  See the description in libcurl(3) of global environment requirements for  details  of
       how to use this function.


RETURN VALUE
       If this function returns NULL, something went wrong and you cannot use the other curl functions.

SEE ALSO
       curl_easy_cleanup(3), curl_global_init(3), curl_easy_reset(3)



libcurl 7.8.1                                   4 March 2002                               curl_easy_init(3)

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