Bash script - challenge. Writing API tests using the curl program

in #utopian-io3 years ago (edited)

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Let’s start

First, Let’s check if we have curl package installed

curl -V

Preparation and start of the test

In the API for steem documentation, we can find examples of API calls using the curl program.
e.g.

curl -s --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0", "method":"database_api.find_accounts", "params": {"accounts":["steemit", "grzesiekb"]}, "id":1}' https://api.steemit.com

I assume the API works properly if it returns a result containing 'about'

curl -s --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0", "method":"database_api.find_accounts", "params": {"accounts":["steemit", "grzesiekb"]}, "id":1}' https://api.steemit.com | grep about -q && echo ‘find_accounts works’ || echo ‘find_accounts is not work’

I passed the result to the grep program, in which I check if it contains an 'about' string of characters. If the test is positive, grep returns 'find_accounts works'. If the test is negative, grep returns 'find_accounts is not work'.

In the near future, I'm going to present my idea for

  • Authentication test (session) using the curl program.
  • Authentication test (token) using the curl program.
  • Reporting test results written using bash script.
  • Keeping (supporting) the tests written with bash scripts.
  • Summary (test in bash)
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Thank you very much for the article. Is that a chance that you will continue publishing articles related to bash scripting? I am very interest in using curl to get some raw data from google sheets.

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