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       libcurl-easy - easy interface overview


       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 trans-
       fer, the most important among them is the URL itself (you cannot trans-
       fer anything without a specified URL as you may have figured out  your-
       self). 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.

       CURLOPT_URL(3)  is  the  only  option you really must set, as otherwise
       there can be no transfer. Another commonly used option is  CURLOPT_VER-
       BOSE(3)  that  will  help you see what libcurl is doing under the hood,
       which is useful when debugging for example. The curl_easy_setopt(3) man
       page has a full index of the almost 300 available options.

       If  you at any point would like to blank all previously set options for
       a single easy handle, you can call curl_easy_reset(3) and you can  also
       make  a  clone  of  an  easy  handle  (with  all its set options) using

       When all is setup, you tell  libcurl  to  perform  the  transfer  using
       curl_easy_perform(3).   It  will  then do the entire operation and will
       not 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 handle.


       curl_easy_init(3),curl_easy_cleanup(3),curl_easy_setopt(3),    libcurl-
       errors(3), libcurl-multi(3), libcurl(3)

libcurl 7.80.0                 November 08, 2021                    libcurl(3)

curl 7.80.0 - Generated Sun Nov 21 13:23:13 CST 2021
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