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NAME

       curl_easy_init - Start a libcurl easy session

SYNOPSIS

       #include <curl/curl.h>

       CURL *curl_easy_init( );

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)