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CURLINFO_NUM_CONNECTS(3) curl_easy_getinfo options CURLINFO_NUM_CONNECTS(3)

NAME

CURLINFO_NUM_CONNECTS - get number of created connections

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_getinfo(CURL *handle, CURLINFO_NUM_CONNECTS, long *nump);

DESCRIPTION

Pass a pointer to a long to receive how many new connections libcurl had to create to achieve the previous transfer (only the successful connects are counted). Combined with CURLINFO_REDIRECT_COUNT(3) you are able to know how many times libcurl successfully reused existing connection(s) or not. See the connection options of curl_easy_setopt(3) to see how libcurl tries to make persistent connections to save time.

PROTOCOLS

All

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {
  CURLcode res;
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "http://example.com");
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1L);
  res = curl_easy_perform(curl);
  if(res == CURLE_OK) {
    long connects;
    res = curl_easy_getinfo(curl, CURLINFO_NUM_CONNECTS, &connects);
    if(res)
      printf("It needed %d connects\n", connects);
  }
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
}

AVAILABILITY

Added in 7.12.3

RETURN VALUE

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

SEE ALSO

curl_easy_getinfo(3), curl_easy_setopt(3),
May 6, 2017 libcurl 7.60.0