httpcode - explain HTTP status code
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httpcode is a little utility that explains the meaning of an HTTP status code on the command line.
$ [sudo] pip install httpcode
There is also an official DEB package available at http://packages.debian.org/sid/httpcode
Explain 405 status code
$ hc 405 Status code 405 Message: Method Not Allowed Code explanation: Specified method is invalid for this resource.
Or 418 status code :)
$ hc 418 Status code 418 Message: I'm a teapot Code explanation: The HTCPCP server is a teapot
List all codes
$ hc Status code 100 Message: Continue Code explanation: Request received, please continue Status code 101 Message: Switching Protocols Code explanation: Switching to new protocol; obey Upgrade header Status code 200 Message: OK Code explanation: Request fulfilled, document follows ...
Search code(s) by description (case-insensitive)
$ hc -s too Status code 413 Message: Request Entity Too Large Code explanation: Entity is too large. Status code 414 Message: Request-URI Too Long Code explanation: URI is too long.
Filter codes with a regex
$ hc 30 Status code 301 Message: Moved Permanently Code explanation: Object moved permanently -- see URI list Status code 302 Message: Found Code explanation: Object moved temporarily -- see URI list
Use an ‘x’ for any digit
$ hc 1xx Status code 100 Message: Continue Code explanation: Request received, please continue Status code 101 Message: Switching Protocols Code explanation: Switching to new protocol; obey Upgrade header
$ hc -h Usage: hc [code] [options] code may contain regular expression or use 'x' to denote any digit code examples: 418, 30, 3.*, 1xx Without parameters lists all available HTTP status codes and their description Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -s SEARCH, --search=SEARCH Search for a code by name or description. Search text may contain regular expressions.
Add more codes
Use argparse instead of optparse
Declare as Python 2.7+ and Python 3 compatible
Colorize HTTP codes
regex and ‘x’ can be used as part of an HTTP code https://github.com/rspivak/httpcode/pull/6
Add -s/–search option to search for code by description https://github.com/rspivak/httpcode/pull/3
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