Crate env_proxy [] [src]

Determine proxy parameters for a URL from the environment.

Environment variables are one way to request the use of an HTTP proxy server for outgoing connections in many command-line applications. Which environment variable will be used depends on the target URL and the convention used by the application (or, customarily, the connection library that it uses.)

This crate aims to replicate the convention of the curl library and offer it behind a simple API: in most cases, a single function, for_url(), which accepts a target URL and returns the proxy parameters, if applicable. The method for determining the parameters is described in detail in that function's documentation.

Getting Started

Add the following to the [dependencies] section of your Cargo.toml:

env_proxy = "0.2"

Also, import the crate to your crate root:

extern crate env_proxy;


To determine proxy parameters for

use env_proxy;
use url::Url;

let url = Url::parse("").unwrap();
if let Some(proxy) = env_proxy::for_url(&url).host_port() {
    println!("Proxy host: {}", proxy.0);
    println!("Proxy port: {}", proxy.1);



A wrapper for the proxy URL retrieved from the environment.



Determine proxy parameters for a URL by examining the environment variables.


Determine proxy parameters for a URL given as a string.