Announcing Hurl 1.5.0

The Hurl team is happy to announce a new version of Hurl, 1.5.0. Hurl is a command line tool that runs HTTP requests defined in a simple plain text format.

So, what’s new in 1.5.0?

Which curl is used by Hurl?

Hurl relies upon curl for the HTTP engine. We’ve improved the version output --version/-h to provide informations about which libcurl Hurl is linked with:

$ hurl --version
hurl 1.5.0 libcurl/7.54.0 LibreSSL/2.6.5 zlib/1.2.11

Tests can be launched with glob pattern

Now tests can be launched with --glob option. This is particularly useful on Windows where it is less easy to grep and find your test:

$ hurl --glob "tests/**/*.hurl"

This command will run tests/project1/test1.hurl, tests/project1/test2.hurl and tests/project2/test3.hurl. Note that to avoid your shell accidentally expanding glob patterns before Hurl handles them, you should use single quotes or double quotes around each pattern.

Using Environment Variables in Hurl files

Before 1.5.0, to inject variables in a Hurl file you can

  • use command line option, with --variable:

    $ hurl --variable host=example.org --variable user=jc test.hurl
    
  • use an input file, with --variables-file:

    Given file.env defining each variable on a new line:

    host=example.org
    user=jc
    

    Variables are injected with file.env:

    $ hurl --variables-files file.env test.hurl
    

Starting in 1.5.0, environment variables can be used to inject variables:

$ echo HURL_host=example.org
$ echo HURL_user=jc
$ hurl test.hurl

Each HURL_foo environment variables will resolve as a foo variable inside the Hurl file.

JUnit and HTML report

Test report can be exported in JUnit format:

$ hurl --test --report-junit /tmp/result.xml *.hurl

To be consistent, we’ve also rename --html options to --report-html. Of course, one can combine the two kind of reports:

$ hurl --test --report-junit /tmp/result.xml --report-html /tmp/report/ *.hurl

Other changes

There are other changes and bug fixes in the Hurl 1.5.0 release: check out the release note!

And, finally, a big thanks to our contributors!