Common arguments

Common command line arguments for widesky-editor

This section details the command line arguments which are common to both dump and load commands.

Usage reference

widesky-editor [-h] [--quiet] [--debug] [--log LOG] [--http-debug]
               [--uri URI] [--tls-verify TLS_VERIFY]
               [--username USERNAME] [--password PASSWORD]
               [--client-id CLIENT_ID] [--client-secret CLIENT_SECRET]
               [--impersonate-as IMPERSONATE] [--output OUTPUT]
               [--yaml] [--csv]
  • --quiet: Silence the chatter whilst processing commands
  • --debug: Enable debug-level chatter whilst processing commands (ignored if --quiet)
  • --log LOG: Direct logging output to a file named LOG
  • --http-debug: Enable low-level HTTP debugging

In the event that authentication fails, --debug --http-debug can be useful to see what went wrong.

WideSky server URI and credentials

  • --uri URI: Sets the base address of the WideSky server, e.g.
  • --username USERNAME: Sets the user name for authentication
  • --password PASSWORD: Sets the password for authentication
  • --client-id CLIENT_ID: Sets the client ID
  • --client-secret CLIENT_SECRET: Sets the client secret
  • --impersonate-as IMPERSONATE: Tells the WideSky server to “impersonate” another user. IMPERSONATE should be set to the UUID of the user to impersonate. USERNAME (see --username) will require IMPERSONATE privileges.

Of these, --uri, --username, --password, --client-id and --client-secret are required for all operations.

Output mode selection and redirection

  • --output OUTPUT: Writes the output of the command to a file instead of standard output.
  • --csv: Use CSV format for output
  • --yaml: Use YAML format for output (default)