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.TH libcurl-share 3 "8 Aug 2003" "libcurl 7.10.7" "libcurl share interface"
libcurl-share \- how to use the share interface
This is an overview on how to use the libcurl share interface in your C
programs. There are specific man pages for each function mentioned in
All functions in the share interface are prefixed with curl_share.
The share interface was added to enable sharing of data between curl
You can have multiple easy handles share data between them. Have them update
and use the \fBsame\fP cookie database or DNS cache! This way, each single
transfer will take advantage from data updates made by the other transfer(s).
You create a shared object with \fIcurl_share_init(3)\fP. It returns a handle
for a newly created one.
You tell the shared object what data you want it to share by using
\fIcurl_share_setopt(3)\fP. Currently you can only share DNS and/or COOKIE
Since you can use this share from multiple threads, and libcurl has no
internal thread synchronization, you must provide mutex callbacks if you're
using this multi-threaded. You set lock and unlock functions with
\fIcurl_share_setopt(3)\fP too.
Then, you make an easy handle to use this share, you set the
\fICURLOPT_SHARE\fP option with \fIcurl_easy_setopt(3)\fP, and pass in share
handle. You can make any number of easy handles share the same share handle.
To make an easy handle stop using that particular share, you set
\fICURLOPT_SHARE\fP to NULL for that easy handle. To make a handle stop
sharing a particular data, you can \fICURLSHOPT_UNSHARE\fP it.
When you're done using the share, make sure that no easy handle is still using
it, and call \fIcurl_share_cleanup(3)\fP on the handle.
.BR curl_share_init "(3), " curl_share_setopt "(3), " curl_share_cleanup "(3)"