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Executing a request

There are two ways to execute a request. You can either display the response in the terminal using the peek command, or save the response to a file using the run command.


To display a response in the terminal, use the peek command.

sendex peek get posts/1

This will produce the following output:

Status: 200 OKHeaders: {    "date": "Sun, 10 Oct 2021 13:08:59 GMT",    "content-type": "application/json; charset=utf-8",    "content-length": "292",    "connection": "close",    "x-powered-by": "Express",    "x-ratelimit-limit": "1000",    "x-ratelimit-remaining": "999",    "x-ratelimit-reset": "1631494143",    "vary": "Origin, Accept-Encoding",    "access-control-allow-credentials": "true",    "cache-control": "max-age=43200",    "pragma": "no-cache",    "expires": "-1",    "x-content-type-options": "nosniff",    "etag": "W/\"124-yiKdLzqO5gfBrJFrcdJ8Yq0LGnU\"",    "via": "1.1 vegur",    "cf-cache-status": "HIT",    "age": "15405",    "accept-ranges": "bytes",    "expect-ct": "max-age=604800, report-uri=\"\"",    "report-to": "{\"endpoints\":[{\"url\":\"https:\\/\\/\\/report\\/v3?s=xrLE5GU0xSPSJWbhWl1PgZUjPUccdi7NJY0gVVqDaptziLhg5WKkhFrNw%2FdNSatdY73SsJmrbIabFPNxqFrqE9pZeJlBXeMsfaNKdyTUwBKlYHXzLjcKRfQt0%2F3UBt42T8EeOKJtXNLmYkRFcZyN\"}],\"group\":\"cf-nel\",\"max_age\":604800}",    "nel": "{\"success_fraction\":0,\"report_to\":\"cf-nel\",\"max_age\":604800}",    "server": "cloudflare",    "cf-ray": "69c0149ecefbe634-LHR",    "alt-svc": "h3=\":443\"; ma=86400, h3-29=\":443\"; ma=86400, h3-28=\":443\"; ma=86400, h3-27=\":443\"; ma=86400"}Data: {    "userId": 1,    "id": 1,    "title": "sunt aut facere repellat provident occaecati excepturi optio reprehenderit",    "body": "quia et suscipit\nsuscipit recusandae consequuntur expedita et cum\nreprehenderit molestiae ut ut quas totam\nnostrum rerum est autem sunt rem eveniet architecto"}
Take care

This command outputs the entire response in the terminal. This maybe okay for many cases, however large return bodies can clutter your terminal. If you do have a large return body then you may want to save the output to a file to view instead. That's where the run command comes in.

To save the response output to a file, use the run command.