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CURLOPT_RANDOM_FILE(3) curl_easy_setopt options CURLOPT_RANDOM_FILE(3)

NAME

CURLOPT_RANDOM_FILE - file to read random data from

SYNOPSIS

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_RANDOM_FILE, char *path);

DESCRIPTION

Deprecated option. It serves no purpose anymore.

Pass a char * to a null-terminated file name. The file might be used to read from to seed the random engine for SSL and more.

The application does not have to keep the string around after setting this option.

DEFAULT

NULL, not used

PROTOCOLS

All

EXAMPLE

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();
if(curl) {

curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/");
curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_RANDOM_FILE, "junk.txt");
ret = curl_easy_perform(curl);
curl_easy_cleanup(curl); }

AVAILABILITY

If built with TLS enabled. Only the OpenSSL backend will use this, and only with OpenSSL versions before 1.1.0.

This option was deprecated in 7.84.0.

RETURN VALUE

Returns CURLE_OK on success or CURLE_OUT_OF_MEMORY if there was insufficient heap space.

SEE ALSO

CURLOPT_EGDSOCKET(3),

May 17, 2022 libcurl 7.86.0