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Make http requests to json apis

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papir

Papir is an acronym for “Python API Requests”.

The main purpose is to make custom http requests to json APIs, prettify and colorize the full response (headers + json content).

Json files are used to post, put, patch or delete and to customize the http headers.

Basic http authentication and gzip compression are supported.

Simple example:

$ papir httpbin.org/get
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Notes

  • Works on Python 3.3+
  • Uses only Python standard library for maximum compatibility
  • Small and simple source code that can be read in a few minutes

Install

Install using pip:

pip install papir

or

Download and set executable permission on the script file:

chmod +x papir.py

or

Download and run using the python interpreter:

python3 papir.py

Usage

Usage: papir url [options] [method]

make http requests to json apis

Options:
--version        show program's version number and exit
-d DATA_FILE     json file to post, put, patch or delete
-h HEADERS_FILE  json file containing additional headers
-t TIMEOUT       timeout in seconds to wait for response (default: 10)
-a AUTH          basic http authentication in the format username:password
-f, --follow     follow redirects (default: disabled)
-v, --verbose    show request headers (default: disabled)

Examples

Assuming the file “data.json” exists containing:

{
    "name": "Bob",
    "age": 30
}

Make a post request using that data:

$ papir example.org -d data.json

To use a different http method just inform it:

$ papir example.org -d data.json put

To customize the request headers, create a json file like:

{
    "Auth-User": "user",
    "Auth-Token": "1234",
    "User-Agent": "myagent"
}

And add it to the request:

$ papir example.org -h headers.json

Obviously, you can mix it with all kinds of http methods:

$ papir example.org -h headers.json -d data.json patch

Simple basic auth:

$ papir example.org -a user:pass

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