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    request-to-curl

    0.1.6 • Public • Published

    node-request-to-curl

    Adds a .toCurl() method to http.ClientRequests to generate output equivalent to the 'Copy as Curl' option in the WebKit debugger.

    Features

    • Based from the WebKit code that Chrome uses in its debugger to generate curl commands
    • Hooks into Node.js at a low-level and is compatible with helper libraries (tested with request)
    • Parses the outgoing request to get what was sent over the wire (compatible with streams)

    Use in production

    All outgoing HTTP requests are parsed using Node's own HTTP library in a manner similar to how an incoming request is handled. This will incur a minor performance penalty.

    Headers

    The code from WebKit removes headers that curl calculates for us (namely content-length).

    How to use

    request

    var request = require('request');
    require('request-to-curl');
     
    request('http://www.google.com', function (error, response, body) {
        console.log(response.request.req.toCurl());
    });

    Output:

    curl 'http://www.google.com/' --compressed

    http

    var http = require('http'),
        querystring = require('querystring');
     
    require('request-to-curl');
     
    var postData = querystring.stringify({
        'msg': 'Hello World!'
    });
     
    var options = {
        hostname: 'www.google.com',
        port: 80,
        path: '/upload',
        method: 'POST',
        headers: {
            'Content-Type': 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded',
            'Content-Length': postData.length
        }
    };
     
    var req = http.request(options, (res) => {
        console.log(req.toCurl());
    });
     
    req.on('error', (e) => {
        console.log(`problem with request: ${e.message}`);
    });
     
    // write data to request body
    req.write(postData);
    req.end();
     

    Output:

    curl 'http://www.google.com/upload' -H 'content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded' --data 'msg=Hello%20World!' --compressed

    Alternatives

    request-as-curl is a similar module, however, it does not parse the request over the wire and is not compatible with streams. request-as-curl requires you to pass in your request body (which should be doable in most cases) and write code for each request. Global error handling is complicated by needing to keep the request body in scope.

    request-to-curl favors over-the-wire accuracy for all outgoing requests.

    request-as-curl does not need to parse outgoing requests over the wire and is ideal if you want to debug a handful of requests and do not use streams. request-to-curl is what you want if you want to be log the curl command to reproduce any failed outgoing HTTP requests anywhere in your app (which is very helpful for working with third party HTTP APIs).

    Install

    npm i request-to-curl

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    1,919

    Version

    0.1.6

    License

    MIT

    Unpacked Size

    12.5 kB

    Total Files

    5

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