github sindresorhus/got v10.0.0

We're excited to announce Got 10! 🎉 This release has been in the works for almost a year and has been a major undertaking. Got was fully rewritten in TypeScript, which helped us catch many bugs and will give us more confidence in the codebase going forward. Got is now faster and much more stable. We also fixed a huge amount of bugs. Big thanks to everyone that helped make this release possible. 🙌

If you find Got useful, you might want to sponsor the Got maintainers.

Note: Some HTTP agents like https-proxy-agent and agentkeepalive are not compatible with Node.js 10 and hence not compatible with Got as Got takes advantage of some Node.js 10-only APIs.


  • Require Node.js 10 633651f

    • Why: This is so that we can use stream.pipeline for more reliable stream handling. Node.js 8 will be out of LTS at the end of this month anyway.
  • Remove support for protocol-less URLs in the url argument 92bc808

    • Why: To reduce ambiguity. It was not clear from just reading the code what it would default to.
    • Migrate:
  • got('');

  • got('');
    - Rename the `query` option to `searchParams` and make it stricter b223663 5376216 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47 - Why: To get closer to the `window.fetch` naming in the browser. - Migrate: diff
    - got(…, {query: …});
    + got(…, {searchParams: …});

  • Replace the baseUrl option with prefixUrl (#829) 0d534ed

    • Note: We also made it stricter to reduce ambiguity. The Got url argument now cannot be prefixed with a slash when this option is used.
    • Why: We renamed it to make it clear that it doesn't do any URL resolution.
    • Migrate:
  • got('/foo', {baseUrl: ''});

  • got('foo', {prefixUrl: ''});
    - Change the `json` option to accept an object instead of a boolean and to only be responsible for the request, not the response (#704) a6a7d5a - Note: You now set the request body in this option instead of the `body` option when you want to send JSON. This option also no longer sets the response type to JSON. You either call the `.json()` method or specify the `responseType` option for that. - Why: Many people were confused how `{json: true}` worked and they also complained that they could not set the request/response type individually. - Migrate: diff
    - got(url, {body: {x: true}, json: true});
    +, {json: {x: true}}).json();

  • Use the responseType option instead of encoding to get a Buffer (#940) 6cc3d9f

    • Why: Previously, you would pass {encoding: null} to get a Buffer, but this was confusing. You now use {responseType: 'buffer'} instead.
    • Tip: You can also use got(…).buffer();.
    • Migrate:
  • got(…, {encoding: null});

  • got(…, {responseType: 'buffer'});
    - Don't infer `POST` automatically when specifying `body` (#756) e367bdb - Why: We're trying to reduce the amount of magic behavior. - Migrate: diff
    - got(…, {body: 'foo'});
    +…, {body: 'foo'});

  • The retries.retry option was split into retries.limit and retries.calculateDelay b15ce1d

    • Migrate:
      got(…, {
      retry: {
  • retries: 2

  • limit: 2
    got(…, {
    retry: {
    - retries: iteration => iteration < 2
    + calculateDelay: ({attemptCount}) => attemptCount < 2

  • Use undefined instead of null to omit a header ( 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47

  • 'user-agent': null

  • 'user-agent': undefined
    - Rename the Promise API property `.fromCache` to `.isFromCache` (#768) b5e443b - Rename the `stream` option to `isStream` 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47 - Why: To make it clearer that it's a boolean and that it doesn't expect a stream to be passed in. - Migrate: diff
    - got(…, {stream: true});
    + got(…, {isStream: true});

  • Don't include the Got version in the default user-agent header (#911) 95bed1e

    • got/9.6.0 ( (
    • Why: Importing package.json to get the version caused a lot of problems. And you should ideally set your own user-agent header anyway.
  • Remove got.create() 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47

    • You can achieve the same thing with got.extend() now.
  • Remove got.mergeInstances() 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47

    • Use gotInstance.extend(...gotInstances) instead.
  • Move top-level error properties into an .options and .response property (#773) 6eaa81b

    • Migrate:
  • error.gotOptions

  • error.options

  • error.headers

  • error.response.headers

  • error.statusCode

  • error.response.statusCode

  • error.statusMessage

  • error.response.statusMessage

  • error.body

  • error.response.body

  • error.redirectUrls

  • error.response.redirectUrls



  • error.hostname

  • error.options.hostname

  • error.method

  • error.options.method

  • error.protocol

  • error.options.protocol

  • error.url

  • error.options.url

  • error.path

  • error.options.path

    - Custom instance creation was simplified (#707)  8eaef94
    - Note: `got.mergeInstances(...instances)` is deprecated. Use `instanceA.extend(instanceB)` instead.
    - Migrate:
    # Merging instances
    - got.mergeInstances(instanceA, instanceB, instanceC, …);
    + instanceA.extend(instanceB, instanceC, …);
    # Merging options
    - instanceA.extend(optionsB).extend(optionsC).extend(…);
    + instanceA.extend(optionsB, optionsC, …);
    # Merging instances and options
    - got.mergeInstances(instanceA.extend(optionsB), instanceC);
    + instanceA.extend(optionsB, instanceC, …);
    # Extending handlers
    - got.mergeInstances(instanceA, got.create({handler: handlerB}));
    + instanceA.extend({handlers: [handlerB]});


  • Got has been rewritten in TypeScript.
    • Why: This means we can provide our own type definitions and we can be more confident when working on the Got codebase and produce less bugs.
      Huge thanks to @pmmmwh, @LinusU, @vladfrangu, @mastermatt, and everyone else that helped us with this rewrite. 🙌
  • Add support for Brotli (Node.js 12 and later) (#706) d5d2e6f
  • Add opt-in DNS cache (#731) cd12351
  • Add context option for storing custom metadata across request and hooks (#777) 3bb5aa7
  • Add option to ignore invalid cookies (#826) e9c01e0
  • Add maxRedirects option (#914) 0c505b0
  • Allow method rewriting on redirects (#913) b7ead5f
  • Add methodRewriting option (#942) b82358f
  • Add ability to use something other than tough-cookie for handling cookies (#882) 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47
  • Preserve stack trace when wrapping errors (#935) 8874a45
  • Proxy headers from server request to Got (#772) 00e5fd5
  • Pass the response as the second argument to the beforeRedirect hook (#812) 3557896
  • Throw on canceled request with incomplete response (#767) 92b1005
  • Add .isFromCache property to the stream API (#768) b5e443b
  • The timeout option can now be modified in hooks d520a3a
  • The prefixUrl option can now be modified in hooks ( 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47
  • Make URLSearchParams instances mergeable (#734) 95c7c2c


  • Fix parsing response when using afterResponse hook (#775) e2054cd
  • Fix port not being reset on redirect (#729) ada5861
  • Fix the retry functionality (#787) 0501e00
  • Fix default retry option value when specifying a number (#809) 9c04a7c
  • Correctly handle promise- and stream-specific errors in the beforeError hook 134c9b7
  • Don't throw on early lookups 4faf5c7
  • Fix Node.js 13 compatibility (#915) b0dfc95
  • Fix memory leak when using cache feature (#792) 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47
  • Don't throw on 204 No Content when parsing response (#925) 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47
  • When redirect fails, don't retry from scratch (#930) 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47
  • Retrying inside afterResponse hook should trigger beforeRetry hook (#918) 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47
  • Fix a bug that sometimes caused the Node.js process to hang 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47
  • Fix a bug where cookies weren't reset on redirect between two different sites 518f0f5906e1fcd38691555b17fb91db643f3d47
  • Make the progress events not be based on internal Node.js properties cd11a50


  • Clarify retry behavior 5e6782a
  • Clarify prefixUrl behavior (#943) f008bc9
  • Document that retry option doesn't work with streams 9088866
  • Encourage using Stream.pipeline() when using the stream API 06afb27
  • Add instructions for global-agent (#822) ca8c560
  • Mention the TimeoutError.timings property 8fa18f4
  • Mention how to abort the request using hooks 96ea75f

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