Example uses basic HTTP syntax. Any
<#> in the example should be removed when copying it.
You can use the
_cat APIs to get a human readable, tabular output for various reasons.
GET /_cat/health <1>
_cat/health has existed since Elasticsearch 1.x, but here is an example of its output from Elasticsearch 5.x:
Without verbose output:
1469302245 15:30:45 elasticsearch yellow 1 1 45 45 0 0 44 0 - 50.6%