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httpcode
is a little utility that explains the meaning of an HTTP status code on the command line.

http://httpcode.readthedocs.org 
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Installation

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$ [sudo] pip install httpcode

There is also an official DEB package available at

http://packages.debian.org/sid/httpcode 
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Usage

Explain 405 status code

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$ hc 405
Status code 405
Message: Method Not Allowed
Code explanation: Specified method is invalid for this resource.

Or 418 status code :)

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$ hc 418
Status code 418
Message: I'm a teapot
Code explanation: The HTCPCP server is a teapot

List all codes

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$ hc
Status code 100
Message: Continue
Code explanation: Request received, please continue

Status code 101 Message: Switching Protocols Code explanation: Switching to new protocol; obey Upgrade header

Status code 200 Message: OK Code explanation: Request fulfilled, document follows

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Search code(s) by description (case-insensitive)

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$ hc -s too
Status code 413
Message: Request Entity Too Large
Code explanation: Entity is too large.

Status code 414 Message: Request-URI Too Long Code explanation: URI is too long.

Filter codes with a regex

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$ hc 30[12]
Status code 301
Message: Moved Permanently
Code explanation: Object moved permanently -- see URI list

Status code 302 Message: Found Code explanation: Object moved temporarily -- see URI list

Use an 'x' for any digit

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$ hc 1xx
Status code 100
Message: Continue
Code explanation: Request received, please continue

Status code 101 Message: Switching Protocols Code explanation: Switching to new protocol; obey Upgrade header

Show help

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$ hc -h
Usage: hc [code] [options]

code may contain regular expression or use 'x' to denote any digit code examples: 418, 30[12], 3.*, 1xx

Without parameters lists all available HTTP status codes and their description

Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -s SEARCH, --search=SEARCH Search for a code by name or description. Search text may contain regular expressions.

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