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/***************************************************************************
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 *
 * Copyright (C) 1998 - 2011, Daniel Stenberg, <daniel@haxx.se>, et al.
 *
 * This software is licensed as described in the file COPYING, which
 * you should have received as part of this distribution. The terms
 * are also available at http://curl.haxx.se/docs/copyright.html.
 *
 * You may opt to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute and/or sell
 * copies of the Software, and permit persons to whom the Software is
 * furnished to do so, under the terms of the COPYING file.
 *
 * This software is distributed on an "AS IS" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY
 * KIND, either express or implied.
 *
 ***************************************************************************/ 
/* A multi-threaded example that uses pthreads extensively to fetch
 * X remote files at once */ 
 
#include <stdio.h>
#include <pthread.h>
#include <curl/curl.h>
 
#define NUMT 4
 
/*
  List of URLs to fetch.
 
  If you intend to use a SSL-based protocol here you MUST setup the OpenSSL
  callback functions as described here:
 
  http://www.openssl.org/docs/crypto/threads.html#DESCRIPTION
 
*/ 
const char * const urls[NUMT]= {
  "http://curl.haxx.se/",
  "ftp://cool.haxx.se/",
  "http://www.contactor.se/",
  "www.haxx.se"
};
 
static void *pull_one_url(void *url)
{
  CURL *curl;
 
  curl = curl_easy_init();
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, url);
  curl_easy_perform(curl); /* ignores error */ 
  curl_easy_cleanup(curl);
 
  return NULL;
}
 
 
/*
   int pthread_create(pthread_t *new_thread_ID,
   const pthread_attr_t *attr,
   void * (*start_func)(void *), void *arg);
*/ 
 
int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
  pthread_t tid[NUMT];
  int i;
  int error;
 
  /* Must initialize libcurl before any threads are started */ 
  curl_global_init(CURL_GLOBAL_ALL);
 
  for(i=0; i< NUMT; i++) {
    error = pthread_create(&tid[i],
                           NULL, /* default attributes please */ 
                           pull_one_url,
                           (void *)urls[i]);
    if(0 != error)
      fprintf(stderr, "Couldn't run thread number %d, errno %d\n", i, error);
    else
      fprintf(stderr, "Thread %d, gets %s\n", i, urls[i]);
  }
 
  /* now wait for all threads to terminate */ 
  for(i=0; i< NUMT; i++) {
    error = pthread_join(tid[i], NULL);
    fprintf(stderr, "Thread %d terminated\n", i);
  }
 
  return 0;
}

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