As a convenience to applications, they can pass in an already parsed URL to libcurl to work with, as an alternative to CURLOPT_URL.

You pass in a CURLU handle instead of a URL string with the CURLOPT_CURLU option.


CURLU *h = curl_url();
rc = curl_url_set(h, CURLUPART_URL, "", 0);

CURL *easy = curl_easy_init();
curl_easy_setopt(easy, CURLOPT_CURLU, h);