Hurl makes HTTP requests.
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Hurl was created for the Rails Rumble 2009 in 48 hours. Now Hurl is an open source project for your enjoyment.


Hurl requires Ruby 1.8.6+

First download hurl and cd into the directory:

git clone git://
cd hurl

Or download the zip.

Next make sure you have RubyGems installed.

Then install Bundler:

gem install bundler

Now install Hurl's dependencies:

bundle install

Run Locally

bundle install
bundle exec shotgun

Setting up Postgres

Make sure you have the user postgres created

In psql run:

# \connect hurls;
# create table views (id character(40), content bytea);
# create table hurls (id character(40), content bytea);
# create table users (id character(40), content bytea);

Make sure to have the proper permissions: # Assign owner to postgres # ALTER TABLE views OWNER TO postgres; # ALTER TABLE hurls OWNER TO postgres; # ALTER TABLE users OWNER TO postgres;

Now visit http://localhost:9393

Run in Heroku

heroku create
git push heroku master
heroku open

This will open a copy of Hurl running on your own private Heroku instance.


Find a bug? Want a feature? Submit an issue here. Patches welcome!



Original Authors

  • [Leah Culver][2]
  • [Chris Wanstrath][3]