curl_easy_init(3) libcurl Manual curl_easy_init(3)NAMEcurl_easy_init - Start a libcurl easy session
CURL *curl_easy_init( );
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 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
If this function returns NULL, something went wrong and you cannot use
the other curl functions.
SEE ALSOcurl_easy_cleanup(3), curl_global_init(3), curl_easy_reset(3)libcurl 7.8.1 4 March 2002 curl_easy_init(3)