watermint toolbox - The multi-purpose utility command-line tool for web services

file import batch url

Batch import files from URL (Irreversible operation)

Security

watermint toolbox stores credentials into the file system. That is located at below path:

OS Path
Windows %HOMEPATH%\.toolbox\secrets (e.g. C:\Users\bob.toolbox\secrets)
macOS $HOME/.toolbox/secrets (e.g. /Users/bob/.toolbox/secrets)
Linux $HOME/.toolbox/secrets (e.g. /home/bob/.toolbox/secrets)

Please do not share those files to anyone including Dropbox support. You can delete those files after use if you want to remove it. If you want to make sure removal of credentials, revoke application access from setting or the admin console.

Please see below help article for more detail:

  • Dropbox (Individual account): https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/third-party/third-party-apps

Auth scopes

Description
Dropbox: Edit content of your Dropbox files and folders

Authorization

For the first run, tbx will ask you an authentication with your Dropbox account. Please copy the link and paste it into your browser. Then proceed to authorization. After authorization, Dropbox will show you an authorization code. Please copy that code and paste it to the tbx.


watermint toolbox xx.x.xxx
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1. Visit the URL for the auth dialogue:

https://www.dropbox.com/oauth2/authorize?client_id=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx&response_type=code&state=xxxxxxxx

2. Click 'Allow' (you might have to login first):
3. Copy the authorisation code:
Enter the authorisation code

Installation

Please download the pre-compiled binary from Latest Release. If you are using Windows, please download the zip file like tbx-xx.x.xxx-win.zip. Then, extract the archive and place tbx.exe on the Desktop folder. The watermint toolbox can run from any path in the system if allowed by the system. But the instruction samples are using the Desktop folder. Please replace the path if you placed the binary other than the Desktop folder.

Usage

This document uses the Desktop folder for command example.

Run

Windows:

cd $HOME\Desktop
.\tbx.exe file import batch url -file /path/to/data/file -path /path/to/import

macOS, Linux:

$HOME/Desktop/tbx file import batch url -file /path/to/data/file -path /path/to/import

Note for macOS Catalina 10.15 or above: macOS verifies Developer identity. Currently, tbx is not ready for it. Please select “Cancel” on the first dialogue. Then please proceed “System Preference”, then open “Security & Privacy”, select “General” tab. You may find the message like:

“tbx” was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer.

And you may find the button “Allow Anyway”. Please hit the button with your risk. At second run, please hit button “Open” on the dialogue.

Options:

Option Description Default
-file Data file  
-path Path to import  
-peer Account alias default

Common options:

Option Description Default
-auto-open Auto open URL or artifact folder false
-bandwidth-kb Bandwidth limit in K bytes per sec for upload/download content. 0 for unlimited 0
-budget-memory Memory budget (limits some feature to reduce memory footprint) normal
-budget-storage Storage budget (limits logs or some feature to reduce storage usage) normal
-concurrency Maximum concurrency for running operation Number of processors
-debug Enable debug mode false
-experiment Enable experimental feature(s).  
-extra Extra parameter file path  
-lang Display language auto
-output Output format (none/text/markdown/json) text
-proxy HTTP/HTTPS proxy (hostname:port). Please specify DIRECT if you want skip setting proxy.  
-quiet Suppress non-error messages, and make output readable by a machine (JSON format) false
-retain-job-data Job data retain policy default
-secure Do not store tokens into a file false
-verbose Show current operations for more detail. false
-workspace Workspace path  

File formats

Format: File

Data file for batch import files from URLs.

Column Description Example
url Url to download http://example.com/2019/12/26.zip
path Path to store file (use path given by -path when the record is empty) /backup/2019-12-16.zip

The first line is a header line. The program will accept a file without the header.

url,path
http://example.com/2019/12/26.zip,/backup/2019-12-16.zip

Results

Report file path will be displayed last line of the command line output. If you missed command line output, please see path below. [job-id] will be the date/time of the run. Please see the latest job-id.

OS Path pattern Example
Windows %HOMEPATH%\.toolbox\jobs\[job-id]\reports C:\Users\bob.toolbox\jobs\20190909-115959.597\reports
macOS $HOME/.toolbox/jobs/[job-id]/reports /Users/bob/.toolbox/jobs/20190909-115959.597/reports
Linux $HOME/.toolbox/jobs/[job-id]/reports /home/bob/.toolbox/jobs/20190909-115959.597/reports

Report: operation_log

This report shows the transaction result. The command will generate a report in three different formats. operation_log.csv, operation_log.json, and operation_log.xlsx.

Column Description
status Status of the operation
reason Reason of failure or skipped operation
input.url Url to download
input.path Path to store file (use path given by -path when the record is empty)
result.tag Type of entry. file, folder, or deleted
result.name The last component of the path (including extension).
result.path_display The cased path to be used for display purposes only.
result.client_modified For files, this is the modification time set by the desktop client when the file was added to Dropbox.
result.server_modified The last time the file was modified on Dropbox.
result.size The file size in bytes.

If you run with -budget-memory low option, the command will generate only JSON format report.

In case of a report become large, a report in .xlsx format will be split into several chunks like follows; operation_log_0000.xlsx, operation_log_0001.xlsx, operation_log_0002.xlsx, …

Proxy configuration

The executable automatically detects your proxy configuration from the environment. However, if you got an error or you want to specify explicitly, please add -proxy option, like -proxy hostname:port. Currently, the executable doesn’t support proxies which require authentication.

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