CURLINFO_PRIVATE(3) Library Functions Manual CURLINFO_PRIVATE(3)

CURLINFO_PRIVATE - get the private pointer

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_PRIVATE, char **private);

Pass a pointer to a char pointer to receive the pointer to the private data associated with the curl handle (set with the CURLOPT_PRIVATE(3)). Please note that for internal reasons, the value is returned as a char pointer, although effectively being a 'void *'.

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int main(void)
{
  CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
  if(curl) {
    CURLcode res;
    void *pointer = (void *)0x2345454;
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/foo.bin");
    /* set the private pointer */
    curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_PRIVATE, pointer);
    res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
    /* extract the private pointer again */
    res = curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_PRIVATE, &pointer);
    if(res)
      printf("error: %s\n", curl_easy_strerror(res));
    curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
  }
}

Added in 7.10.3

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

CURLOPT_PRIVATE(3), curl_easy_getinfo(3), curl_easy_setopt(3)

April 26 2024 libcurl