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Contributing to HTTPie

Bug reports and code and documentation patches are greatly appretiated. You can also help by using the development version of HTTPie and reporting any bugs you might encounter.

Bug Reports

It's important that you provide the full command argument list as well as the output of the failing command. Use the --debug flag and copy&paste both the command and its output to your bug report, e.g.:

$ http --debug [arguments that trigger the error]
[complete output]

Contributing Code and Documentation

Before working on a new feature or a bug, please browse existing issues to see whether it has been previously discussed. If the change in question is a bigger one, it's always good to discuss before your starting working on it.

Development Environment

git clone https://github.com/<YOU>/httpie

cd httpie

git checkout -b my_topical_branch

# (Recommended: create a new virtualenv)

# Install dev. requirements and also HTTPie (in editable mode
# so that the `http' command will point to your working copy):
make

Making Changes

Please make sure your changes conform to Style Guide for Python Code (PEP8).

Tests

Before opening a pull requests, please make sure the test suite passes in all of the supported Python environments. You should also add tests for any new features and bug fixes.

HTTPie uses pytest and Tox.

### Running all tests:

# Current Python
make test

# Current Python with coverage
make test-cover

# All the supported and available Pythons via Tox
make test-tox

### Running specific tests:

# Current Python
pytest tests/test_uploads.py

# All Pythons
tox -- tests/test_uploads.py --verbose

Don't forget to add yourself to AUTHORS.rst.

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