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urlfetch 1.0.1

An easy to use HTTP client

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urlfetch is a simple, lightweight and easy to use HTTP client for Python. It is distributed as a single file module and has no depencencies other than the Python Standard Library.

Highlights

  • Distributed as a single file module, has no depencencies other than the Python Standard Library.
  • Pure Python, works fine with gevent.
  • Small codebase, about 1000 lines and 30% are comments and blank lines. Only 10 minutes you can know every detail.
  • Random user-agent.
  • Support streaming.

Installation

$ pip install urlfetch

Hello, world

import urlfetch

response = urlfetch.get('http://python.org/')
print response.status, response.reason
print len(response.content)

Uploading files

import urlfetch

response = urlfetch.post(
    'http://127.0.0.1:8888/upload',
    headers = {
        'Referer': 'http://127.0.0.1/',
    },
    files = {
        'fieldname1': open('/path/to/file', 'rb'),
        #'fieldname2': 'file content', # file must have a filename
        'fieldname3': ('filename', open('/path/to/file2', 'rb')),
        'fieldname4': ('filename', 'file content'),
    },
    data = {
        'foo': 'bar'
    },
)

print response.status, response.content
 
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