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Install HTTPie Mac OS X

This is a quick guide on installing HTTPie for Mac OS X systems. This is also useful if you want the python package management utility pip. An installed copy of Homebrew is a prerequisite.


The easy way

brew install httpie

Manually via pip

# install the python package provided with homebrew
brew install python

# install HTTPie with the pip utility
pip install httpie

# add the shared python folder to your path
nano ~/.bash_profile

# Add the following line to your ~/.bash_profile
export PATH=/usr/local/share/python:$PATH

# open a new terminal and give it a go
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iotaweb commented Aug 22, 2013

Thanks for this Blake!

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cchacin commented Jul 25, 2014


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Or simply brew install httpie

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perfect !

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My goal is to install HTTPie manually. I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

If I run which pip I get no response. If I run which pip3 I get:

If I run python --version I get Python 2.7.10
If I run which python I get /usr/bin/python I assume this is from installing Xcode.

If I run which python3 I get /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.6/bin/python3
I installed PyCharm Edu and I am fairly certain it runs the Python 3.6 version. I also assume via this installation, my .bash_profile was given the following:
# Setting PATH for Python 3.6
# The original version is saved in .bash_profile.pysave
PATH="/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.6/bin:${PATH}" export PATH

My goal is to use HTTPie to run with Node if that helps. Should I run pip3 install httpie and follow the rest of the directions, or should I install a version of pip to my 2.7.10 version?

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Handy, thanks! 👍

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