Crate tinyget[][src]

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Simple, minimal-dependency HTTP client. The library has a very minimal API, so you’ll probably know everything you need to after reading a few examples.

Additional features

Since the crate is supposed to be minimal in terms of dependencies, there are no default features, and optional functionality can be enabled by specifying features for tinyget dependency in Cargo.toml:

tinyget = { version = "1.0", features = ["https"] }

Below is the list of all available features.


This feature uses the (very good) tls-native crate to secure the connection when needed. Note that if this feature is not enabled (and it is not by default), requests to urls that start with https:// will fail and return a HttpsFeatureNotEnabled error.

Request and Response expose


This is a simple example of sending a GET request and printing out the response’s body, status code, and reason phrase. The ? are needed because the server could return invalid UTF-8 in the body, or something could go wrong during the download.

let response = tinyget::get("").send()?;
assert_eq!(response.status_code, 200);
assert_eq!(response.reason_phrase, "OK");

Headers (sending)

To add a header, add with_header("Key", "Value") before send().

let response = tinyget::get("")
    .with_header("Accept", "text/plain")
    .with_header("X-Best-Mon", "Sylveon")
let body_str = response.as_str()?;
assert!(body_str.contains("\"Accept\": \"text/plain\""));
assert!(body_str.contains("\"X-Best-Mon\": \"Sylveon\""));

Headers (receiving)

Reading the headers sent by the servers is done via the headers field of the Response. Note: the header field names (that is, the keys of the HashMap) are all lowercase: this is because the names are case-insensitive according to the spec, and this unifies the casings for easier get()ing.

let response = tinyget::get("").send()?;
assert_eq!(response.headers.get("content-type").unwrap(), "application/json");


To avoid timing out, or limit the request’s response time, use with_timeout(n) before send(). The given value is in seconds.

NOTE: There is no timeout by default.

let response = tinyget::get("")
println!("{}", response.as_str()?);


By default, a request has no timeout. You can change this in two ways:

  • Use with_timeout on your request to set the timeout per-request like so:
  • Set the environment variable TINYGET_TIMEOUT to the desired amount of seconds until timeout. Ie. if you have a program called foo that uses tinyget, and you want all the requests made by that program to timeout in 8 seconds, you launch the program like so:
    $ TINYGET_TIMEOUT=8 ./foo
    Or add the following somewhere before the requests in the code.
    std::env::set_var("TINYGET_TIMEOUT", "8");

If the timeout is set with with_timeout, the environment variable will be ignored.


An HTTP request.

An HTTP response.

An HTTP response, which is loaded lazily.


Represents an error while sending, receiving, or parsing an HTTP response.


Alias for Request::new

Type Definitions

A URL type for requests.