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DEPRECATED! Use thoom/restup instead.
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Thoom::RestUp

After many years in beta, RestClient is now RestUp version 1.
It's mainly the same client as before, but some breaking changes have been made based on
feedback and experience.

RestUp works out of the box with APIs that use Basic Authentication (though this is not required).
To use other forms of authentication, custom headers can either be passed with each request
or stored in the config file as described below.

If a YAML configuration file exists (by default .restup.yml), the client will pull in defaults and provide several shortcut methods that can simplify using a REST-based API.

If the API uses form encoded input, you can define your post in JSON format. The client
will encode it automatically.

Installation

Gem

For convenience, the executable and class are available as a gem on RubyGems.

gem install restup

Docker

The client is also available as a Docker image.

To install:

docker pull thoom/restup

To run:

docker run --rm -v $PWD:/restup thoom/restup

A sample shell script restup:

#!/bin/bash
docker run --rm -v $PWD:/restup thoom/restup "@"

Console

Usage: restclient [options] ENDPOINT
        --concise                    Simplified response view
        --content-disposition        For responses with a filename in the Content Disposition, save the response using that filename
        --form                       Converts JSON-formatted input and encode it as x-www-form-urlencoded
        --response-only              Only outputs the response body
        --response-code-only         Only outputs the response code
        --success-only               Only outputs whether or not the request was successful
        --cert CERTFILE              Imports cert for Client-Authentication endpoints
    -c, --config FILE                Config file to use. Defaults to .restup.yml
    -e, --env ENVIRONMENT            Sets YAML environment for the request
    -h, --header HEADER              Sets arbitrary header passed in format "HEADER: VALUE"
    -j, --json [c|a]                 Sets the Content-Type and/or Accept Headers to use JSON mime types (i.e. -ja)
    -m, --method                     The HTTP method to use (defaults to GET)
    -o, --output FILE                Save output to file passed
    -p, --password PASSWORD          Password for Basic Authentication
    -u, --username USERNAME          Username for Basic Authentication
    -x, --xml [c|a]                  Sets the Content-Type and/or Accept Headers to use XML mime types (i.e. -xc)
        --verbose                    Expanded response view
        --version                    Shows client version
        --help [details]             Shows this help dialog

YAML config

If a file is not passed in with the -c, --config flag, then it will use the default .restup.yml.
The client uses two different methods to find the YAML configuration file.
It will first look in the current directory.
If it is not present, it will then look in the current user's home directory.

This makes it possible to use restup to connect to different APIs simply by changing
folders.

KEY          DESC
----         -----
user:       The username. Default: blank, so disable Basic Authentication
pass:       The password. Default: blank, so disable Basic Authentication

url:        The base REST url
json:       The default JSON MIME type. Default: "application/json"
xml:        The default XML MIME type.  Default: "application/xml"

colors:     Hash of default color values
  success:  Color to highlight successful messages.  Default: :green
  warning:  Color to highlight warning messages.     Default: :yellow
  info:     Color to highlight info messages.        Default: :yellow
  error:    Color to highlight error messages.       Default :red

flags:      Default command line options
  display:  What to display by default. 
            Values: concise, response_only, response_code_only, succcess_only, verbose
            Default: response_only

headers:    Hash of default headers. Useful for custom headers or headers used in every request.
timeout:    The number of seconds to wait for a response before timing out. Default: 300
tls_verify: Whether or not to verify TLS (SSL) certificates.  Values: true, false.  Default: true

xmethods:   Array of nonstandard methods that are accepted by the API. To use these methods the
            API must support X-HTTP-Method-Override.

Examples

GET Request

The YAML config:

url: http://example.com/api
user: myname
pass: P@ssWord

The command line:

restup -j /hello/world 

To use without the config:

restclient -u myname -p P@ssWord -j http://example.com/api/hello/world

Submits a GET request to http://example/api/hello/world with Basic Auth header using the
user and pass values in the config.

It would return JSON values. If successful, the JSON would be parsed and highlighted in colors['success']. If
the an error was returned (an HTTP response code >= 400), the body would be in colors['error'].

POST Request

The YAML config:

url: http://example.com/api
user: myname
pass: P@ssWord
headers:
  X-Custom-Id: abc12345

The command line:

restclient -m post -j /hello/world < salutation.json

OR

cat salutation.json | restclient -m post /hello/world

Submits a POST request to http://example/api/hello/world with Basic Auth header using the
user and pass values in the config. It imports the salutation.json and passes it to the API as application/json
content type. It would also set the X-Custom-Id header with every request.

It would return JSON values. If successful, the JSON would be parsed and highlighted in colors['success']. If
the an error was returned (an HTTP response code >= 400), the body would be in colors['error'].

Migration From RestClient

To migrate:

  1. Rename your .restclient.yml file to .restup.yml.
  2. The CLI format changed from restclient METHOD ENDPOINT [options] to restup [options] ENDPOINT.
  3. The -c option is no longer available. You must use --cert instead.
  4. The -m option was created for specifying methods. So restup -m POST ENDPOINT instead of restclient POST ENDPOINT.
  5. Add flags: { display: verbose } to the config file return to the previous API output.

License

MIT

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