When testing web services, it can be useful to quickly replay a request, or to use cron to check if a web service is up and running. You can use
wget for that purpose.
Here is how :
- Create a file containing your SOAP request. Here is the request to call the Flickr echo web service. Put that code in a file named
<s:Envelope xmlns:s="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema" > <s:Body> <x:FlickrRequest xmlns:x="urn:flickr"> <method>flickr.test.echo</method> <name>value</name> </x:FlickrRequest> </s:Body> </s:Envelope>
wgetwith the correct content type, and specify your file as the content of the
wget http://api.flickr.com/services/soap/ —post-file=request.xml —header=”Content-Type: text/xml” -O response.xml
This will save the result as a file named