dummyhttp

Super simple HTTP server that replies with a fixed body and a fixed response code


Keywords
server, http, fake, dummy, http-server, mocking, testing
License
MIT

Documentation

dummyhttp

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A super simple HTTP server that replies with a fixed body and a fixed response code

This is a simple, small, self-contained, cross-platform CLI tool for debugging and testing. It allows you to return arbitrary HTTP responses and log incoming request data.

How to use

Log all incoming request data

dummyhttp --verbose
curl -X POST localhost:8080 -d hi
# ┌─Incoming request
# │ POST / HTTP/1.1
# │ Accept: */*
# │ Content-Length: 2
# │ Host: localhost:8080
# │ User-Agent: curl/7.66.0
# │ Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
# │ Body:
# hi

Running with no arguments always returns 200 on all interfaces at port 8080

dummyhttp
curl localhost:8080
# < HTTP/1.1 200 OK
# < content-length: 10
# < date: Sat, 09 Jun 2018 13:56:14 GMT
# <
# dummyhttp

Always emit 400 Bad Request

dummyhttp -c 400
curl localhost:8080
# < HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
# < content-length: 10
# < date: Sat, 09 Jun 2018 13:57:53 GMT
# <
# dummyhttp

Always return a certain string

dummyhttp -b "Hello World"
curl localhost:8080
# < HTTP/1.1 200 OK
# < content-length: 12
# < date: Sat, 09 Jun 2018 13:58:57 GMT
# <
# Hello World

Return a specific header

dummyhttp -b "Hello World" -H application/json
curl localhost:8080
# < HTTP/1.1 200 OK
# < content-length: 10
# < content-type: application/json
# < date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:10:14 GMT
# <
# Hello World

How to install

On Linux: Download dummyhttp-linux from the releases page and run

chmod +x dummyhttp-linux
./dummyhttp-linux

On OSX: Download dummyhttp-osx from the releases page and run

chmod +x dummyhttp-osx
./dummyhttp-osx

On Windows: Download dummyhttp-win.exe from the releases page and run

dummyhttp-win.exe

With Cargo: If you have a somewhat recent version of Rust and Cargo installed, you can run

cargo install dummyhttp
dummyhttp

Full options

dummyhttp 0.3.0
Sven-Hendrik Haase <svenstaro@gmail.com>
Super simple HTTP server that replies with a fixed body and a fixed response code

USAGE:
    dummyhttp [FLAGS] [OPTIONS]

FLAGS:
        --help       Prints help information
    -q, --quiet      Be quiet (log nothing)
    -V, --version    Prints version information
    -v, --verbose    Be verbose (log data of incoming and outgoing requests)

OPTIONS:
    -b, --body <body>                   HTTP body to send [default: dummyhttp]
    -c, --code <code>                   HTTP status code to send [default: 200]
    -h, --headers <headers>...          Headers to send (format: key:value)
    -i, --interfaces <interfaces>...    Interface to bind to [default: 0.0.0.0]
    -p, --port <port>                   Port on which to listen [default: 8080]
        --cert <tls-cert>               TLS cert to use
        --key <tls-key>                 TLS key to use

Releasing

This is mostly a note for me on how to release this thing:

  • Update version in Cargo.toml and README.md.
  • git commit and git tag -s, git push.
  • cargo publish
  • Releases will automatically be deployed by Travis.