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Simple high-level functions for HTTP PUT and DELETE

These two functions are simple, high-level functions that implement the HTTP request methods PUT and DELETE. These can also be done by specifying the method type using the curl option customrequest. These functions merely provide a convenience wrapper for getURLContent with the HTTP method specified.

Keywords
programming
Usage
httpPUT(url, content,  ..., curl = getCurlHandle())
httpPOST(url, ..., curl = getCurlHandle())
httpDELETE(url, ..., curl = getCurlHandle())
httpGET(url, ..., curl = getCurlHandle())
httpHEAD(url, ..., curl = getCurlHandle())
httpOPTIONS(url, ..., curl = getCurlHandle())
Arguments
url

the URL of the server to which the HTTP request is to be made

content

the value that is to be used as the content of the PUT request. This can be a character or a raw object.

additional arguments passed to getURLContent

curl

the curl handle to be used to make the request

Value

The content returned by the server as a result of the request.

See Also

getURLContent

Aliases
  • httpPUT
  • httpPOST
  • httpGET
  • httpDELETE
  • httpHEAD
  • httpOPTIONS
Examples
# NOT RUN {
   # create a database in a CouchDB server
 httpPUT("http://127.0.0.1:5984/temp_db")

   # Insert an entry into an ElasticSearch dabtabase.
 httpPUT("http://localhost:9200/a/b/axyz", '{"abc" : 123}')

   # Then delete the database
 httpDELETE("http://127.0.0.1:5984/temp_db")
# }
Documentation reproduced from package RCurl, version 1.98-1.1, License: BSD_3_clause + file LICENSE

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