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README

json-rpc-shell
==============

`json-rpc-shell' is a simple shell for running JSON-RPC 2.0 queries.

This software has been created as a replacement for the following shell, which
is written in Java: http://software.dzhuvinov.com/json-rpc-2.0-shell.html

Supported transports
--------------------
 - HTTP
 - HTTPS
 - WebSocket
 - WebSocket over TLS

WebSockets
----------
The WebSocket transport is rather experimental.  As the JSON-RPC 2.0 spec
doesn't say almost anything about the underlying transports, I'll shortly
describe the way it's implemented: every request is sent as a single text
message.  If it has an "id" field, i.e. it's not just a notification, the
client waits for a message from the server in response.

There's no support so far for any protocol extensions, nor for specifying
the higher-level protocol (the "Sec-Ws-Protocol" HTTP field).

Building and Running
--------------------
Build dependencies: CMake, pkg-config, help2man,
                    liberty (included), http-parser (included)
Runtime dependencies: libev, Jansson, cURL, readline, openssl

 $ git clone https://github.com/pjanouch/json-rpc-shell.git
 $ git submodule init
 $ git submodule update
 $ mkdir build
 $ cd build
 $ cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug
 $ make

To install the application, you can do either the usual:
 # make install

Or you can try telling CMake to make a package for you.  For Debian it is:
 $ cpack -G DEB
 # dpkg -i json-rpc-shell-*.deb

Note that for versions of CMake before 2.8.9, you need to prefix cpack with
`fakeroot' or file ownership will end up wrong.

Run the program with `--help' to obtain usage information.

Contributing and Support
------------------------
Use this project's GitHub to report any bugs, request features, or submit pull
requests.  If you want to discuss this project, or maybe just hang out with
the developer, feel free to join me at irc://anathema.irc.so, channel #anathema.

License
-------
`json-rpc-shell' is written by Přemysl Janouch <p.janouch@gmail.com>.

You may use the software under the terms of the ISC license, the text of which
is included within the package, or, at your option, you may relicense the work
under the MIT or the Modified BSD License, as listed at the following site:

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html