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curl_multi_fdset

Section: libcurl Manual (3)
Updated: 2 Jan 2006
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NAME

curl_multi_fdset - extracts file descriptor information from a multi handle  

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLMcode curl_multi_fdset(CURLM *multi_handle,
                           fd_set *read_fd_set,
                           fd_set *write_fd_set,
                           fd_set *exc_fd_set,
                           int *max_fd);
 

DESCRIPTION

This function extracts file descriptor information from a given multi_handle. libcurl returns its fd_set sets. The application can use these to select() on, but be sure to FD_ZERO them before calling this function as curl_multi_fdset(3) only adds its own descriptors, it doesn't zero or otherwise remove any others. The curl_multi_perform(3) function should be called as soon as one of them is ready to be read from or written to.

If no file descriptors are set by libcurl, max_fd will contain -1 when this function returns. Otherwise it will contain the higher descriptor number libcurl set.

You should also be aware that when doing select(), you should consider using a rather small (single-digit number of seconds) timeout and call curl_multi_perform regularly - even if no activity has been seen on the fd_sets - as otherwise libcurl-internal retries and timeouts may not work as you'd think and want.

Starting with libcurl 7.16.0, you should use curl_multi_timeout to figure out how long to wait for action.  

RETURN VALUE

CURLMcode type, general libcurl multi interface error code. See libcurl-errors(3)  

SEE ALSO

curl_multi_cleanup(3),curl_multi_init(3), curl_multi_timeout(3)


 

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