R80.10 Management API "put-file" command's undocumented flag

Document created by Robert Decker on Dec 28, 2017
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The Management API "put-file" command allows uploading a file to a management server or a gateway.

If you run this API command using a mgmt_cli tool, you may use a new "--treat-value-as-file-by-prefix" flag, which will replace the value of file-content argument with the content of a file on your machine.

 

Here is an example using the standard syntax - 

mgmt_cli put-file file-path "/home/admin/" file-name "vsx_conf" file-content "vs ip 192.0.2.1\nvs2 ip 192.0.2.2" targets.1 "corporate-gateway"

 

Here is an example using the new syntax - 

mgmt_cli put-file file-path "/home/admin/" file-name "vsx_conf" file-content @my_file.txt --treat-value-as-file-by-prefix @ targets.1 "corporate-gateway"

 

while the content of the file my_file.txt will be "vs ip 192.0.2.1\nvs2 ip 192.0.2.2".

 

The new flag informs the mgmt_cli tool that an argument file-content with a value my_file.txt starting with a '@' character, should have a new value - the content of my_file.txt file.

 

You may use any prefix of any length for this flag.

If the file is not located in the current directory, you should specify an absolute path.

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