Command Line Interface

While Slumber is primary intended as a TUI, it also provides a Command Line Interface (CLI). The CLI can be used to send requests, just like the TUI. It also provides some utility commands for functionality not available in the TUI. For a full list of available commands, run:

slumber help

Sending Requests

There are many use cases to which the CLI is better suited than the TUI, including:

  • Sending a single one-off request
  • Sending many requests in parallel
  • Automating requests in a script

Given this request collection:


    method: GET
    url: "{{host}}/fishes"

You can use the request subcommand:

slumber request --profile production list_fishes
slumber rq -p production list_fishes # This is equivalent, just shorter

Exit Code

By default, the CLI returns exit code 1 if there is a fatal error, e.g. the request failed to build or a network error occurred. If an HTTP response was received and parsed, the process will exit with code 0, regardless of HTTP status.

If you want to set the exit code based on the HTTP response status, use the flag --exit-code.

0HTTP response received
1Fatal error
2HTTP response had status >=400 (with --exit-code)