Quick Swift Tip: How to remove a header with Curl

curl is obviously an extremely popular way to experiment a REST API. Unfortunately one of its shortcoming is not able to remove a custom header but just to modify or add it. In swift if you prefix your Meta header with X-remove it would then just do that and remove the header.

For example when I wanted to remove the account quota header from an account with a reseller admin token I had just to do that :

curl -X POST -H 'X-Remove-Account-Meta-Quota-Bytes: 0' -H "x-auth-token: ${RESELLER_TOKEN}" http://localhost:8080/v1/AUTH_accountId

and the X-Account-Meta-Quota-Bytes header was removed.

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  • YuvarajLoganathan

    Wonderful Tip Thank You :)