CURLOPT_PRIVATE man page

CURLOPT_PRIVATE — store a private pointer

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),

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3), CURLINFO_PRIVATE(3).

17 Jun 2014 libcurl 7.37.0 curl_easy_setopt options