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.TH curl_multi_setopt 3 "10 Oct 2006" "libcurl 7.16.0" "libcurl Manual"
curl_multi_setopt \- set options for a curl multi handle
#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLMcode curl_multi_setopt(CURLM * multi_handle, CURLMoption option, param);
curl_multi_setopt() is used to tell a libcurl multi handle how to behave. By
using the appropriate options to \fIcurl_multi_setopt(3)\fP, you can change
libcurl's behaviour when using that multi handle. All options are set with
the \fIoption\fP followed by the parameter \fIparam\fP. That parameter can be
a \fBlong\fP, a \fBfunction pointer\fP, an \fBobject pointer\fP or a
\fBcurl_off_t\fP type, depending on what the specific option expects. Read
this manual carefully as bad input values may cause libcurl to behave badly!
You can only set one option in each function call.
Pass a pointer to a function matching the \fBcurl_socket_callback\fP
prototype. The \fIcurl_multi_socket_action(3)\fP function informs the
application about updates in the socket (file descriptor) status by doing
none, one, or multiple calls to the curl_socket_callback given in the
\fBparam\fP argument. They update the status with changes since the previous
time a \fIcurl_multi_socket(3)\fP function was called. If the given callback
pointer is NULL, no callback will be called. Set the callback's \fBuserp\fP
argument with \fICURLMOPT_SOCKETDATA\fP. See \fIcurl_multi_socket(3)\fP for
more callback details.
Pass a pointer to whatever you want passed to the \fBcurl_socket_callback\fP's
forth argument, the userp pointer. This is not used by libcurl but only
passed-thru as-is. Set the callback pointer with
Pass a long set to 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. (Added in
Pass a pointer to a function matching the \fBcurl_multi_timer_callback\fP
prototype. This function will then be called when the timeout value
changes. The timeout value is at what latest time the application should call
one of the \&"performing" functions of the multi interface
(\fIcurl_multi_socket_action(3)\fP and \fIcurl_multi_perform(3)\fP) - to allow
libcurl to keep timeouts and retries etc to work. A timeout value of -1 means
that there is no timeout at all, and 0 means that the timeout is already
reached. Libcurl attempts to limit calling this only when the fixed future
timeout time actually changes. See also \fICURLMOPT_TIMERDATA\fP. This
callback can be used instead of, or in addition to,
\fIcurl_multi_timeout(3)\fP. (Added in 7.16.0)
Pass a pointer to whatever you want passed to the
\fBcurl_multi_timer_callback\fP's third argument, the userp pointer. This is
not used by libcurl but only passed-thru as-is. Set the callback pointer with
Pass a long. The set number will be used as the maximum amount of
simultaneously open connections that libcurl may cache. Default is 10, and
libcurl 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 from growing 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 from increasing.
This option is for the multi handle's use only, when using the easy interface
you should instead use the \fICURLOPT_MAXCONNECTS\fP option.
(Added in 7.16.3)
The standard CURLMcode for multi interface error codes. Note that it returns a
CURLM_UNKNOWN_OPTION if you try setting an option that this version of libcurl
doesn't know of.
This function was added in libcurl 7.15.4.
.BR curl_multi_cleanup "(3), " curl_multi_init "(3), "
.BR curl_multi_socket "(3), " curl_multi_info_read "(3)"