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Command line REST request tool

Project Description
rest-cli-client
===============
Overview
--------
A Python based command line REST client that makes saved REST requests and substitute values for variables that are defined in profiles or passed in as command line arguments.

Setup
-----
1. Copy the sample restcli.conf file (see bottow of README.md) to one of the following locations:
* The directory pointed to by the RESTCLI_CONF environment variable
* The current directory you will be running the command from
* Your users home directory

2. Edit the restcli.conf file to setup any requests/profiles you'd like to use

Examples
--------
1. Run `restcli.py` with no arguments to get a list of requests

$ restcli.py
usage: restcli.py [-h] {httpbinput,httpbinvars,httpbin} ...
restcli.py: error: too few arguments



$ restcli.py -h
usage: restcli.py [-h] {httpbinput,httpbinvars,httpbin} ...

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit

Requests:
{httpbinput,httpbinvars,httpbin}
The request to execute

2. Run `restcli.py {profilename} -h` to get information on the saved request

$ restcli.py httpbinvars -h
usage: restcli.py httpbinvars [-h] [--profile {testprofile} | --no-profile]
[--proxy protocol:host:port]
[--verify | --no-verify]
headervar paramvar

Request name: httpbinvars
Method : get
Headers : myheader1: {{headervar}}, myheader2: myvalue2
URL : http://httpbin.org/get
Parameters: myparam1={{paramvar}}, myparam2=paramvalue2
Body :

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit

Profiles:
Indicates which profile to use, if any, for variable substitution

--profile {testprofile}, -p {testprofile}
The name of the profile to use for variable
substitution
--no-profile No profile will be used for variable substitution

Options:
Options to use when making HTTP requests

--proxy host:port
Maps a protocol to a proxy. For example:
"http://proxy.url.com:8080". Multiple proxies can be
defined for different protocols.
--verify Verify SSL certificates.
--no-verify Do not verify SSL certificates.

Required variable arguments:
Variables that have no default value in the active profile (none)

headervar
paramvar

3. Actually make the `httpbinvars` request, notice that `{{headervar}}` and `{{paramvar}}` in the request are substituted with `value1` and `value2`.

$ restcli.py httpbinvars value1 value2
{
"url": "http://httpbin.org/get?myparam2=paramvalue2&myparam1=value2",
"headers": {
"Accept-Encoding": "gzip, deflate, compress",
"Myheader2": "myvalue2",
"X-Bluecoat-Via": "0159f16513239b9a",
"Myheader1": "value1",
"Host": "httpbin.org",
"Accept": "*/*",
"User-Agent": "python-requests/1.2.3 CPython/2.7.3 Windows/7",
"Connection": "close",
"Cache-Control": "max-stale=0"
},
"args": {
"myparam2": "paramvalue2",
"myparam1": "value2"
},
"origin": "152.219.153.75"
}


Sample restcli.conf
-------------------
{
"default_profile": "testprofile",
"options": {
"verify": false,
"proxies": {"http": "http://whatever.com:8080"}
},
"profiles": [
{
"name": "testprofile",
"headervar": "myheadervar",
"paramvar": "myparamvar"
}
],
"requests": [
{
"method": "get",
"name": "httpbinvars",
"url": "http://httpbin.org/get",
"headers": {
"myheader1": "{{headervar}}",
"myheader2": "myvalue2"
},
"params": {
"myparam1": "{{paramvar}}",
"myparam2": "paramvalue2"
}
},
{
"method": "get",
"name": "httpbin",
"body": "",
"url": "http://httpbin.org/get",
"headers": {
"myheader1": "myvalue1",
"myheader2": "myvalue2"
},
"params": {
"myparam1": "paramvalue1",
"myparam2": "paramvalue2"
}
},
{
"method": "put",
"name": "httpbinput",
"body": "{\"hello\" : \"world\"}",
"url": "http://httpbin.org/put",
"headers": {
"myheader1": "myvalue1",
"myheader2": "myvalue2"
},
"params": {
"myparam1": "paramvalue1",
"myparam2": "paramvalue2"
}
}
]
}
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