httpcli 1.1.2

Simple command line HTTP client (compared to cURL)
httpcli is just another command-line HTTP client (in the spirit of cURL).

Example Usage

HTTP verbs are specified as a positional argument, followed by the URL to be acted on. The goal is to reflect the feel of a standard HTTP header. For example:

 http get http://localhost/

To provide a request body (e.g. for a POST or PUT), use the third positional argument:

 http post http://localhost/documents '{"json": "document"}'

Arbitrary request headers can be specified as CLI args:

 http get http://localhost/ --x-forwarded-for=

This would be translated as X-Forwarded-For: in the subsequent HTTP request. To illustrate this, we can enable verbose output:

$ http --verbose get http://localhost/ --x-forwarded-for=

GET http://localhost/


200 OK

Status: 200
Content-Length: 396
Content-Location: http://localhost/
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 19:26:03 GMT
Content-Type: application/json

 "documents": [
 "id": "c1be0fde3c0f4d27be15e1e3812cfd65b58325c3",
 "value": "a"
 "id": "67dc85dceacd3734ae53f1a69f56785dfe4c4c71",
 "value": "b"

Built-In Help

Example help output:

$ http --help
usage: http [-h] [-v] method url [body] ...

Python HTTP CLI Client

positional arguments:
method HTTP method to use (OPTIONS, GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, DELETE,
url URL to work with
body Request body
headers Additional request headers (keyword=value)

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-v, --verbose show verbose output

last updated on:
June 3rd, 2012, 15:45 GMT
license type:
Other/Proprietary License
developed by:
Dolph Mathews
ROOT \ Internet \ HTTP (WWW)
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