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NAME

       TclCurl: - get  a  URL with FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, FILE or
       LDAP syntax.

SYNOPSIS

       curl::multiinit

       multiHandle addhandle

       multiHandle removehandle

       multiHandle configure

       multiHandle perform

       multiHandle active

       multiHandle getinfo

       multihandle cleanup

       multihandle auto

       curl::multistrerror errorCode

DESCRIPTION

       TclCurl's multi interface introduces several new abilities that the easy interface refuses
       to offer. They are mainly:

       Enable  a  "pull"  interface.  The application that uses TclCurl decides where and when to
       get/send data.

       Enable multiple simultaneous transfers in the same thread without  making  it  complicated
       for the application.

       Keep Tk GUIs 'alive' while transfers are taking place.

Blocking

       A  few  areas  in  the  code  are still using blocking code, even when used from the multi
       interface. While we certainly want and intend for these to get fixed in  the  future,  you
       should be aware of the following current restrictions:

              Name resolves on non-windows unless c-ares is used.

              GnuTLS SSL connections.

              Active FTP connections.

              HTTP proxy CONNECT operations.

              TFTP transfers

              file:// transfers.

curl::multiinit

       This  procedure  must  be the first one to call, it returns a multiHandle that you need to
       use to invoke TclCurl procedures. The init MUST have a corresponding call to cleanup  when
       the operation is completed.

       RETURN VALUE

       multiHandle to use.

multiHandle addhandle ?easyHandle?

       Each single transfer is built up with an 'easy' handle, the kind we have been using so far
       with TclCurl, you must create them and setup the appropriate options  for  each  of  them.
       Then we add them to the 'multi stack' using the addhandle command.

       If  the easy handle is not set to use a shared or global DNS cache, it will be made to use
       the DNS cache that is shared between all easy handles within the multi handle.

       When an easy handle has been added to a multi stack, you can not  and  you  must  not  use
       perform on that handle!

       multiHandle is the return code from the curl::multiinit call.

       RETURN VALUE The possible return values are:

       -1     Handle added to the multi stack, please call perform soon

       0      Handle added ok.

       1      Invalid multi handle.

       2      Invalid  'easy'  handle.  It  could  mean  that  it isn't an easy handle at all, or
              possibly that the handle already is in used by this or another multi handle.

       3      Out of memory, you should never get this.

       4      You found a bug in TclCurl.

multiHandle removehandle ?easyHandle?

       When a transfer is done or if we want to stop a transfer before it is  completed,  we  can
       use  the  removehandle command. Once removed from the multi handle, we can again use other
       easy interface functions on it.

       Please note that when a single transfer is completed, the easy handle is still left  added
       to  the multi stack. You need to remove it and then close or, possibly, set new options to
       it and add it again to the multi handle to start another transfer.

       RETURN VALUE The possible return values are:

       0      Handle removed ok.

       1      Invalid multi handle.

       2      Invalid 'easy' handle.

       3      Out of memory, you should never get this.

       4      You found a bug in TclCurl.

multiHandle configure

       So far the only option is:

       -pipelining
              Pass a 1 to enable or 0 to disable. Enabling pipelining on a multi handle will make
              it  attempt  to perform HTTP Pipelining as far as possible for transfers using this
              handle. This means that if you add  a  second  request  that  can  use  an  already
              existing  connection,  the  second  request  will be "piped" on the same connection
              rather than being executed in parallel.

       -maxconnects
              Pass a number which will be used as  the  maximum  amount  of  simultaneously  open
              connections  that  TclCurl  may  cache. Default is 10, and TclCurl will enlarge the
              size for each added easy handle to make it fit 4 times the  number  of  added  easy
              handles.

              By setting this option, you can prevent the cache size to grow beyond the limit set
              by you. When the cache is full, curl closes the oldest one in the cache to  prevent
              the number of open connections to increase.

              This  option  is for the multi handle's use only, when using the easy interface you
              should instead use it's own maxconnects option.

multiHandle perform

       Adding the easy handles to the multi stack does not start any transfer.  Remember that one
       of  the  main  ideas  with  this interface is to let your application drive. You drive the
       transfers by invoking perform.  TclCurl will then  transfer  data  if  there  is  anything
       available  to  transfer.  It'll use the callbacks and everything else we have setup in the
       individual easy handles. It'll transfer data on all current transfers in the  multi  stack
       that are ready to transfer anything. It may be all, it may be none.

       When you call perform and the amount of Irunning handles is changed from the previous call
       (or is less than the amount of easy handles you added to the multi handle), you know  that
       there  is  one  or  more  transfers  less  "running".  You  can  then  call getinfo to get
       information about each individual completed transfer.

       RETURN VALUE If everything goes well, it returns the number of running handles, '0' if all
       are done. In case of error, it will return the error code.

multiHandle active

       In  order  to  know  if any of the easy handles are ready to transfer data before invoking
       perform you can use the active command, it will return the number of  transfers  currently
       active.

       RETURN VALUE The number of active transfers or '-1' in case of error.

multiHandle getinfo

       This  procedure  returns  very  simple  information  about the transfers, you can get more
       detail information using the getinfo command on each of the easy handles.

       RETURN VALUE A list with the following elements:

       easyHandle about which the info is about.

       state of the transfer, '1' if it is done.

       exit code of the transfer, '0' if there was no error,...

       Number of messages still in the info queue.

       In case there are no messages in the queue it will return {"" 0 0 0}.

multiHandle cleanup

       This procedure must be the last one to call for a multi stack, it is the opposite  of  the
       curl::multiinit  procedure  and  must  be called with the same multiHandle as input as the
       curl::multiinit call returned.

multiHandle auto ?-command command?

       Using this command Tcl's event loop will take care of periodically  invoking  perform  for
       you,  before  using  it, you must have already added at least one easy handle to the multi
       handle.

       The command option allows you to specify a command to invoke after all  the  easy  handles
       have  finished  their  transfers, even though I say it is an option, the truth is you must
       use this command to cleanup all the handles, otherwise the transfered  files  may  not  be
       complete.

       This  support  is still in a very experimental state, it may still change without warning.
       Any and all comments are welcome.

       You can find a couple of examples at tests/multi.

curl::multistrerror errorCode

       This procedure returns a string describing the error code passed in the argument.

SEE ALSO

       tclcurl, curl.