curl_easy_init(3) -- Linux man page

 

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.

 

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)