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HTTP Reference

This is a handy little helper that puts HTTP reference at your fingertips, when you're on the CLI, when you need it.

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But why?

Because I can never remember what the bloody http status codes mean, or the details of methods, or whatever. It's annoying!

Why not just wikipedia?

Well it boils down to 2 things:

  1. If I use the browser then it means that I have to use the mouse, or a track pad or something.
  2. I'm a little bored on a Friday night. There's some rubbish film on. Quite frankly I'm a little bored.
  3. If I make it good enough then people will give me stars. This, as everyone knows, is a proxy for love and it will make up for many deficiencies in my life.
  4. My attention to detail is incredible. I therefore invite you to sponsor me using the links at the top of the page. :)

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Installation

$ go get github.com/dnnrly/httpref/cmd/httpref

Usage

Filter by Title

$ httpref 1
  1xx  Informational response
  100  Continue
  101  Switching
  102  Processing
  103  Early hints


$ httpref 200
200 - OK

The HTTP 200 OK success status response code indicates that the request has succeeded. A 200 response is cacheable by default.

The meaning of a success depends on the HTTP request method:

    GET: The resource has been fetched and is transmitted in the message body.
    HEAD: The entity headers are in the message body.
    POST: The resource describing the result of the action is transmitted in the message body.
    TRACE: The message body contains the request message as received by the server.

The successful result of a PUT or a DELETE is often not a 200 OK but a 204 No Content (or a 201 Created when the resource is uploaded for the first time).

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Status/200

Full-text Search

The --search option accepts a term to full-text search. This option is available for header, method, and status references.

$ httpref --search clear
Clear-Site-Data
  Clears browsing data (e.g. cookies, storage, cache) associated with the requesting
   website.
205
  Reset Content
431
  Request Header Fields Too Large

Important make targets

  • deps - downloads all of the deps you need to build, test, and release
  • build - builds your application
  • test - runs unit tests
  • ci-test - run tests for CI validation
  • acceptance-test - run the acceptance tests
  • lint - run linting
  • update - update Go dependencies
  • clean - clean project dependencies
  • clean-deps - remove all of the build dependencies too