The wreq package

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A web client library that is designed for ease of use.


Features include:

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Dependencies aeson (>=, attoparsec (>=, authenticate-oauth (>=1.5), base (>=4.5 && <5), base16-bytestring, byteable, bytestring (>=0.9), case-insensitive, containers, cryptohash, exceptions (>=0.5), ghc-prim, hashable, http-client (>=, http-client-tls (>=0.3.3), http-types (>=0.8), lens (>=4.5), lens-aeson, mime-types, psqueues (>=0.2), template-haskell, text, time, time-locale-compat, unordered-containers [details]
License BSD3
Copyright 2014 Bryan O'Sullivan
Author Bryan O'Sullivan <>
Category Web
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Uploaded Sat Apr 15 08:20:38 UTC 2017 by ondrap
Distributions LTSHaskell:, NixOS:, Stackage:, Tumbleweed:
Downloads 10134 total (275 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs available [build log]
Last success reported on 2017-04-15 [all 1 reports]
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wreq: a Haskell web client library Build Status

wreq is a library that makes HTTP client programming in Haskell easy.


  • Simple but powerful lens-based API

  • Over 100 tests, and built on reliable libraries like http-client and lens

  • Session handling includes connection keep-alive and pooling, and cookie persistence

  • Automatic decompression

  • Powerful multipart form and file upload handling

  • Support for JSON requests and responses, including navigation of schema-less responses

  • Basic and OAuth2 bearer authentication

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) request signing (Version 4)

  • AWS signing supports sending requests through the Runscope Inc. Traffic Inspector


See the tutorials for a quick-start.

Is it done?

No! See for a rather long list of ideas.