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NAME

       curl_easy_init - Start a libcurl easy session


SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       curl_easy_init(3) );


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 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 behaviour, by
       calling curl_global_init(3) yourself 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.


EXAMPLE

       CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
       if(curl) {
         CURLcode res;
         curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");
         res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
         curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
       }


SEE ALSO

       curl_easy_cleanup(3),      curl_global_init(3),     curl_easy_reset(3),
       curl_easy_perform(3)



libcurl 7.8.1                    4 March 2002                curl_easy_init(3)

curl 7.40.0 - Generated Fri Jan 9 09:23:24 CST 2015
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