Irods in a nutSHELL
( Irods in a nutSHELL )
ISHELL is a UNIX shell like client for
iRODS. It is written in pure Python,
encapsulating the python-irodsclient. It provides similar
functionalities than the
irods-icommands package but
following a different strategy. Instead of prefixing UNIX like commands ISHELL
simulates an ssh connection to an iRODS server. From there, the usual UNIX
syntax can be used, e.g.
Note that the current version is very preliminary.
From PyPi, e.g. using
pip install --user irods-shell
The ISHELL package currently exports two executables:
You might need to add their install location to your
iinitexecutable is provided as a partial replacement to the standard one, from irods-icommands. It allows to encode your iRODS password in order to authenticate. You'll also need to configure your
irods_environment.jsonfile. Note that currently this is the only supported mode of authentication.
ishellexecutable simulates an ssh connection to your iRODS server. Once connected you can type
helpfor a list of the supported commands. Alternatively it can also be run in interpreted mode, e.g.
ìshell -c "cd ..; ls"or reading from a script file, e.g.
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