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Manual Reference Pages  -  CURLOPT_PRIVATE (3)

NAME

CURLOPT_PRIVATE - store a private pointer

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Default
Protocols
Example
Availability
Return Value

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_PRIVATE, void *pointer);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a void * as parameter, pointing to data that should be associated with this curl handle. The pointer can subsequently be retrieved using curl_easy_getinfo(3) with the CURLINFO_PRIVATE option. libcurl itself never does nothing with this data.

DEFAULT

NULL

PROTOCOLS

All

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
struct private secrets;
if(curl) {
  struct private *extracted;
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");

/* store a pointer to our private struct */ curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_PRIVATE, &secrets);

curl_easy_perform(curl);

/* we can extract the private pointer again too */ curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_PRIVATE, &extracted); }

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.10.3

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_VERBOSE(3), CURLOPT_STDERR(3),
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libcurl 7.37.0 CURLOPT_PRIVATE (3) 17 Jun 2014

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