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libcurl(3)                                 libcurl easy interface                                 libcurl(3)



NAME
       libcurl-easy - easy interface overview

DESCRIPTION
       When using libcurl's "easy" interface you init your session and get a handle (often referred to as an
       "easy handle"), which you use as input to the easy interface functions you use. Use curl_easy_init(3)
       to get the handle.

       You  continue  by setting all the options you want in the upcoming transfer, the most important among
       them is the URL itself (you can't transfer anything without a specified URL as you may  have  figured
       out yourself). You might want to set some callbacks as well that will be called from the library when
       data is available etc. curl_easy_setopt(3) is used for all this.

       When all is setup, you tell libcurl to perform the transfer using curl_easy_perform(3).  It will then
       do the entire operation and won't return until it is done (successfully or not).

       After  the  transfer  has  been made, you can set new options and make another transfer, or if you're
       done, cleanup the session by calling curl_easy_cleanup(3). If you want  persistent  connections,  you
       don't cleanup immediately, but instead run ahead and perform other transfers using the same easy han-dle. handle.
       dle.




libcurl 7.10.7                                   12 Aug 2003                                      libcurl(3)

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