Skip to main content

Parrot is a simple HTTP server that responds to requests with a specified filename

Project description

parrot is a simple HTTP server that responds to any valid GET request with the file specified on the command line.

It is useful during testing (e.g. to mock out a server application), or to do client testing. Both text and binary files are handlded correctly.

Its only dependency is the excellent python-magic library for mime type guessing. It works on Python 3.

$ pip install python-parrot


$ parrot port filename

The following arguments are required:

  • port: Port to listen on

  • filename: Filename of the data to send in response to all requests


Start the parrot server:

$ echo 'This is a test' > test.txt
$ parrot 8000 test.txt
parrot/1.0.0 listening on with file test.txt (text/plain)

In another terminal (assuming is a valid IP on the server):

$ echo 'GET /anything HTTP/1.0' | nc 8000
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Server: parrot/1.0.0 Python/3.4.2
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:27:56 GMT
Content-Type: text/plain

This is a test

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

python-parrot-1.0.2.tar.gz (2.2 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page