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httpstat

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httpstat visualizes curl(1) statistics in a way of beauty and clarity.

It is a single file🌟 Python script that has no dependency👏 and is compatible with Python 3🍻.

Installation

There are three ways to get httpstat:

  • Download the script directly: wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/reorx/httpstat/master/httpstat.py

  • Through pip: pip install httpstat

  • Through homebrew (macOS only): brew install httpstat

For Windows users, @davecheney's Go version is suggested. → download link

Usage

Simply:

python httpstat.py httpbin.org/get

If installed through pip or brew, you can use httpstat as a command:

httpstat httpbin.org/get

cURL Options

Because httpstat is a wrapper of cURL, you can pass any cURL supported option after the url (except for -w, -D, -o, -s, -S which are already used by httpstat):

httpstat httpbin.org/post -X POST --data-urlencode "a=b" -v

Environment Variables

httpstat has a bunch of environment variables to control its behavior. Here are some usage demos, you can also run httpstat --help to see full explanation.

  • HTTPSTAT_SHOW_BODY

    Set to true to show response body in the output, note that body length is limited to 1023 bytes, will be truncated if exceeds. Default is false.

  • HTTPSTAT_SHOW_IP

    By default httpstat shows remote and local IP/port address. Set to false to disable this feature. Default is true.

  • HTTPSTAT_SHOW_SPEED

    Set to true to show download and upload speed. Default is false.

    HTTPSTAT_SHOW_SPEED=true httpstat http://cachefly.cachefly.net/10mb.test
    
    ...
    speed_download: 3193.3 KiB/s, speed_upload: 0.0 KiB/s
    
  • HTTPSTAT_SAVE_BODY

    By default httpstat stores body in a tmp file, set to false to disable this feature. Default is true

  • HTTPSTAT_CURL_BIN

    Indicate the cURL bin path to use. Default is curl from current shell $PATH.

    This exampe uses brew installed cURL to make HTTP2 request:

    HTTPSTAT_CURL_BIN=/usr/local/Cellar/curl/7.50.3/bin/curl httpstat https://http2.akamai.com/ --http2
    
    HTTP/2 200
    ...
    

    cURL must be compiled with nghttp2 to enable http2 feature (#12).

  • HTTPSTAT_METRICS_ONLY

    If set to true, httpstat will only output metrics in json format, this is useful if you want to parse the data instead of reading it.

  • HTTPSTAT_DEBUG

    Set to true to see debugging logs. Default is false

For convenience, you can export these environments in your .zshrc or .bashrc, example:

export HTTPSTAT_SHOW_IP=false
export HTTPSTAT_SHOW_SPEED=true
export HTTPSTAT_SAVE_BODY=false

Related Projects

Here are some implementations in various languages:

  • Go: davecheney/httpstat

    This is the Go alternative of httpstat, it's written in pure Go and relies no external programs. Choose it if you like solid binary executions (actually I do).

  • Go (library): tcnksm/go-httpstat

    Other than being a cli tool, this project is used as library to help debugging latency of HTTP requests in Go code, very thoughtful and useful, see more in this article

  • Bash: b4b4r07/httpstat

    This is what exactly I want to do at the very beginning, but gave up due to not confident in my bash skill, good job!

  • Node: yosuke-furukawa/httpstat

    b4b4r07 mentioned this in his article, could be used as a HTTP client also.

  • PHP: talhasch/php-httpstat

    The PHP implementation by @talhasch

Some code blocks in httpstat are copied from other projects of mine, have a look:


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