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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 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 this function.

RETURN VALUE

       If this function returns NULL, something went wrong and you  cannot  use  the  other  curl
       functions.

SEE ALSO

       curl_easy_cleanup(3), curl_global_init(3), curl_easy_reset(3)