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NAME

       curl_easy_cleanup - End a libcurl easy handle

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       void curl_easy_cleanup(CURL *handle);

DESCRIPTION

       This function must be the last function to call for an easy session. It is the opposite of
       the curl_easy_init(3) function and must be called with the same handle  as  input  that  a
       curl_easy_init(3) call returned.

       This might close all connections this handle has used and possibly has kept open until now
       - unless it was attached to a multi handle while doing  the  transfers.  Don't  call  this
       function  if  you  intend  to  transfer  more  files,  re-using  handles  is a key to good
       performance with libcurl.

       Occasionally you may get your progress callback or  header  callback  called  from  within
       curl_easy_cleanup(3) (if previously set for the handle using curl_easy_setopt(3)). Like if
       libcurl decides to shut down the connection and the protocol is of a kind that requires  a
       command/response  sequence before disconnect. Examples of such protocols are FTP, POP3 and
       IMAP.

       Any use of the handle after this function has been called and have returned,  is  illegal.
       curl_easy_cleanup(3) kills the handle and all memory associated with it!

       For  libcurl  versions  before  7.17,:  after  you've called this function, you can safely
       remove all the strings you've previously told libcurl to use, as it won't use them anymore
       now.

RETURN VALUE

       None

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_init(3),   curl_easy_duphandle(3),   curl_easy_reset(3),  curl_multi_cleanup(3),
       curl_multi_remove_handle(3)