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POST file to a server.

POST file to a server.

Usage
POST(url = NULL, config = list(), ..., body = NULL,
encode = c("multipart", "form", "json", "raw"), handle = NULL)
Arguments
url

the url of the page to retrieve

config

Additional configuration settings such as http authentication (authenticate), additional headers (add_headers), cookies (set_cookies) etc. See config for full details and list of helpers.

...

Further named parameters, such as query, path, etc, passed on to modify_url. Unnamed parameters will be combined with config.

body

One of the following:

• FALSE: No body. This is typically not used with POST, PUT, or PATCH, but can be useful if you need to send a bodyless request (like GET) with VERB().

• NULL: An empty body

• "": A length 0 body

• upload_file("path/"): The contents of a file. The mime type will be guessed from the extension, or can be supplied explicitly as the second argument to upload_file()

• A character or raw vector: sent as is in body. Use content_type to tell the server what sort of data you are sending.

• A named list: See details for encode.

encode

If the body is a named list, how should it be encoded? Can be one of form (application/x-www-form-urlencoded), multipart, (multipart/form-data), or json (application/json).

For "multipart", list elements can be strings or objects created by upload_file. For "form", elements are coerced to strings and escaped, use I() to prevent double-escaping. For "json", parameters are automatically "unboxed" (i.e. length 1 vectors are converted to scalars). To preserve a length 1 vector as a vector, wrap in I(). For "raw", either a character or raw vector. You'll need to make sure to set the content_type() yourself.

handle

The handle to use with this request. If not supplied, will be retrieved and reused from the handle_pool based on the scheme, hostname and port of the url. By default httr requests to the same scheme/host/port combo. This substantially reduces connection time, and ensures that cookies are maintained over multiple requests to the same host. See handle_pool for more details.

Other http methods: BROWSE, DELETE, GET, HEAD, PATCH, PUT, VERB
library(httr) # NOT RUN { b2 <- "http://httpbin.org/post" POST(b2, body = "A simple text string") POST(b2, body = list(x = "A simple text string")) POST(b2, body = list(y = upload_file(system.file("CITATION")))) POST(b2, body = list(x = "A simple text string"), encode = "json") # Various types of empty body: POST(b2, body = NULL, verbose()) POST(b2, body = FALSE, verbose()) POST(b2, body = "", verbose()) # }