http options for network

Requests permitted communication options for a given URL.


> http options (URL) --user --password --max-time --headers --insecure --allow-errors


  • URL: the URL to fetch the options from
  • --user {any}: the username when authenticating
  • --password {any}: the password when authenticating
  • --max-time {int}: timeout period in seconds
  • --headers {any}: custom headers you want to add
  • --insecure (-k): allow insecure server connections when using SSL
  • --allow-errors (-e): do not fail if the server returns an error code

Input/output types:



Get options from

> http options

Get options from, with username and password

> http options -u myuser -p mypass

Get options from, with custom header

> http options -H [my-header-key my-header-value]

Get options from, with custom headers

> http options -H [my-header-key-A my-header-value-A my-header-key-B my-header-value-B]

Simulate a browser cross-origin preflight request from to

> http options -H [Origin Access-Control-Request-Headers "Content-Type, X-Custom-Header" Access-Control-Request-Method GET]


Performs an HTTP OPTIONS request. Most commonly used for making CORS preflight requests.