Node.js – Edit response headers before piping


I have a small proxy for certain requests in Express. Using the request library, I have fairly concise code:

app.use('/api', function(req, res) {
    var url = rewriteUrl(req.url);

    var newReq = request(url, function(error) {
        if (error) {


My problem is that the response from the API server contains a bunch of unwanted headers that I want to remove. How can I remove the headers from the response of newReq before piping it to res?

Best Solution

mscdex's answer did work for me, but I found a way that I think is slightly cleaner. In my original code, I had this line:


I replaced that with these lines:

req.pipe(newReq).on('response', function(res) {
    delete res.headers['user-agent'];
    // ...
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