request_get(path, initheader = nil) public

Sends a GET request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

When called with a block, yields an HTTPResponse object. The body of this response will not have been read yet; the caller can process it using HTTPResponse#read_body, if desired.

Returns the response.

This method never raises Net::* exceptions.

    response = http.request_get('/index.html')
    # The entity body is already read here.
    p response['content-type']
    puts response.body

    # using block
    http.request_get('/index.html') {|response|
      p response['content-type']
      response.read_body do |str|   # read body now
        print str
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