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dropin replacement for request

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Use TypeScript for best in class instellisense.


  • supports http
  • supports https
  • supports unix socks
  • supports formData
  • supports file uploads
  • supports best practice keepAlive
  • dedicated functions for working with JSON request/response cycles
  • written in TypeScript
  • continuously updated
  • uses node native http and https modules
  • used in modules like @pushrocks/smartproxy and @apiglobal/typedrequest
  • commercial support available at https://lossless.support

note: smartrequest uses the native node http/https modules under the hood (not the bloated one from npm)

import * as smartrequest from 'smartrequest'

// simple post
const options: smartrequest.ISmartRequestOptions = { // typed options
    headers: {
        "Content-Type": "application/json"
        "Authorization": "Bearer token"
    requestBody: JSON.stringify({
        key1: 'value1',
        key2: 3

smartrequest.request('https://example.com', options).then(res => {
    console.log(res.body) // if json, body will be parsed automatically
}).catch(err => {

// dedicated JSON methods are available:

// streaming
smartrequest.get('https://example.com/bigfile.mp4', optionsArg, true).then(res => { // third arg = true signals streaming
    res.on('data', data => {
        // do something with the data chunk here
    res.on('end', () => {
        // do something when things have ended


We are always happy for code contributions. If you are not the code contributing type that is ok. Still, maintaining Open Source repositories takes considerable time and thought. If you like the quality of what we do and our modules are useful to you we would appreciate a little monthly contribution: You can contribute one time or contribute monthly. :)

For further information read the linked docs at the top of this readme.

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