cURL is a command-line tool used for transferring data using various protocols. However, it can be cumbersome to work with, especially for complex API requests. Postman is a more user-friendly tool that allows us to test and interact with HTTP-based APIs.
In this short tutorial, we’ll see how to convert a cURL request into a Postman request and vice versa.
2. Converting a cURL Request to Postman
Let’s first learn how we can convert a cURL request to Postman.
First, let’s open Postman and click on the “Import” button located in the top left corner of the screen:
In the Import dialogue box, select the “Raw Text” option and paste the cURL command into the text box:
Click on the “Continue” button, then click the last “Import” button to generate the request in Postman.
Then, Postman will generate our request with a header and body like in the cURL command:
3. Converting a Postman Request to cURL
Converting a Postman request to cURL is just as easy. Here’s how we can do it:
Click on the “</>” button (“Code” button) located on the right side of the request:
Then click the “cURL” option to generate the cURL command from our request:
In this quick tutorial, we’ve shown how to convert a cURL request into a Postman request and vice versa.