json-rpc-shell is a shell for running JSON-RPC 2.0 queries.
This software was originally created as a replacement for a different shell made by Vladimir Dzhuvinov, in order to avoid Java, but has evolved since.
In addition to most of the features provided by its predecessor, you will get the following niceties:
configurable JSON syntax highlight, which with prettyprinting turned on helps you make sense of the results significantly
ability to pipe output through a shell command, so that you can view the results in your favourite editor or redirect them to a file
ability to edit the input line in your favourite editor as well with Alt+E
WebSocket (RFC 6455) can also be used as a transport rather than HTTP
even Language Server Protocol servers may be launched as a slave command
support for method name tab completion using OpenRPC discovery or file input
See the man page for information about usage. The rest of this README will concern itself with externalities.
Regular releases are sporadic. git master should be stable enough. You can get a package with the latest development version from Archlinux’s AUR.
Build dependencies: CMake, pkg-config, asciidoctor,
liberty (included), http-parser (included)
Runtime dependencies: libev, Jansson, cURL, openssl, readline or libedit >= 2013-07-12,
Avoid libedit if you can, in general it works but at the moment history is acting up and I have no clue about fixing it. Multiline editing is also misbehaving there.
$ git clone --recursive https://git.janouch.name/p/json-rpc-shell.git $ mkdir json-rpc-shell/build $ cd json-rpc-shell/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
If you install development packages for libmagic, an included test server will
be built but not installed which provides a trivial JSON-RPC 2.0 service with
FastCGI, SCGI, WebSocket and LSP-like co-process interfaces. It responds to
date, supports OpenRPC discovery and it can serve static files.
Use https://git.janouch.name/p/json-rpc-shell to report bugs, request features,
or submit pull requests.
git send-email is tolerated. If you want to discuss
the project, feel free to join me at ircs://irc.janouch.name, channel #dev.
Bitcoin donations are accepted at: 12r5uEWEgcHC46xd64tt3hHt9EUvYYDHe9
This software is released under the terms of the 0BSD license, the text of which is included within the package along with the list of authors.