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  • Last Updated : 24 Jan, 2022
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Python requests are generally used to fetch the content from a particular resource URI. Whenever we make a request to a specified URI through Python, it returns a response object. Now, this response object would be used to access certain features such as content, headers, etc. This article revolves around how to check the response.close() out of a response object. response.close() closes the connection to the server 

How to use response.close() using Python requests?

To illustrate the use of response.close(), let’s ping API of Github. To run this script, you need to have Python and requests installed on your PC.


Example code:


# import requests module
import requests
# Making a put request
response = requests.get('')
# print response
# closing the connection
# Check if this gets executed
print("Connection Closed")

Example Implementation:

Save the above file as and run using  




Check that Connection closed at the start of the output, which means the response.close() has been successfully executed.

Advanced Concepts

There are many libraries to make an HTTP request in Python, which are httplib, urllib, httplib2, treq, etc., but requests are one of the best with cool features. If any attribute of requests shows NULL, check the status code using the below attribute.  


If status_code doesn’t lie in the range of 200-29. You probably need to check the method to begin used for making a request + the URL you are requesting for resources. 

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