How to install httpie on Linux

HTTPie is a powerful command-line tool that allows you to interact with web services and APIs easily. If you’re a Linux user and want to install HTTPie on your system, you’ve come to the right place. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of installing HTTPie on Linux.

Before we get started, make sure you have the following prerequisites:

  1. A Linux-based operating system (e.g., Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora).
  2. Access to the terminal with sudo privileges.

Let’s dive into the installation process:

Method 1: Using Package Manager (Recommended)

This method is recommended as it’s the easiest and most straightforward way to install HTTPie on Linux. The exact commands may vary slightly depending on your Linux distribution.

For Ubuntu/Debian:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install httpie

For CentOS/Fedora:

sudo dnf install httpie

Method 2: Using Python’s pip

If HTTPie is not available in your system’s package manager, you can install it using Python’s pip package manager. This method requires Python to be installed on your system.

Step 1: Install pip (if not already installed)

sudo apt install python3-pip  # For Debian/Ubuntu
sudo dnf install python3-pip  # For CentOS/Fedora

Step 2: Install HTTPie using pip

pip3 install httpie

Method 3: Using Snap (For Snap Supported Distributions)

If your Linux distribution supports Snap packages, you can install HTTPie using Snap.

Step 1: Install Snapd (if not already installed)

sudo apt install snapd  # For Debian/Ubuntu
sudo dnf install snapd  # For CentOS/Fedora

Step 2: Install HTTPie using Snap

sudo snap install http


After completing any of the installation methods, you can verify that HTTPie is installed correctly by running the following command:

http --version

This should display the HTTPie version, confirming a successful installation.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed HTTPie on your Linux system. Now you can use HTTPie to make HTTP requests, test APIs, and simplify your web interactions right from the command line. Happy coding!