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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
You continue by setting all the options you want in the upcoming trans‐
fer, the most important among them is the URL itself (you can't 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.
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 handle.
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