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NAME

       wsl - A shell based command line client for WSMAN servers

DESCRIPTION

       wsl  (aka  "whistle")  contains  various scripts that serve as a client
       interface to WSMAN or Web Services for  Management  protocol  based  on
       DMTF  standard  specification. WSMAN provides standards based messaging
       for systems management CIM-style objects.

       To talk to a remote WSMAN service, start  with  "wsl  id  check".  This
       command  will  request  the  IP address, user name and password for the
       remote server and populate a file ".wslrun" in the  current  directory.
       After  the  first  run,  you  can use the commands listed below without
       having to provide IP address, user name and password  repeatedly.  This
       is  the  default  behavior.  However,  you can configure wsl so that it
       always ask for IP address or IP address and user  credential  for  each
       command in case you want to work with more than one target.

       The  environmental  variables that could affect the behavior of wsl are
       listed in README file.

       Help information is provided at different levels. Typing "wsl" provides
       help  information  about available commands. Typing "wsl enum" provides
       help information about enum command and  its  parameters.  Typing  "wsl
       enum help" gives the same information.

OPTIONS

       e|enum|enumerate
              Sends  SOAP message with WS-MAN ENUMERATE command. Equivalent to
              calling "wslenum" directly.

       id|identify
              Sends SOAP message with WS-MAN IDENTIFY command.  Equivalent  to
              calling "wslid" directly.

       i|invoke
              Sends  SOAP  message  with  WS-MAN INVOKE command. Equivalent to
              callint "wslinvoke" directly.

       g|get  Sends SOAP  message  with  WS-MAN  GET  command.  Equivalent  to
              calling "wslget" directly.

       p|put  Sends  SOAP  message  with  WS-MAN  PUT  command.  Equivalent to
              calling "wslput" directly.

       s|set  See put.

       xcert  Command to extract SSL certificate of the server hosting WSMAN.

       xclean Command to remove/delete the files generated by this tool.

       xcred  Command to encrypt username and password to  a  file.  The  same
              command   can   be   used  for  decrypting  the  same  file  for
              verification. Equivalent to calling "wslcred" directly.

AUTHENTICATION

       wsl supports basic and digest authentication  mechanism.  You  will  be
       prompted  for  user  name  and  password at run time or you can provide
       their values to environment variables WSUSER and WSPASS.

       A more secure method is to use the light encryption method provided  by
       wsl.  See  the  xcred  command option. It will create a credential file
       that contains the encrypted form of the user name and password. To use,
       simply provide the filename to WSUSER prefixed with "FILE:". You do not
       have to provide WSPASS in this case.

FILES

       ~/.wsl-config
              This file contains  custom  user-configurable  information  that
              could  affect  the behavior of wsl. If not present, this file is
              created the firt time wsl is used. Refer to README file for more
              information.

       $PWD/.wslrun
              This  file contains environment variables that are populated the
              first time wsl is run and used on subsequent runs.  It  includes
              user  password  so  if  security  is  a  concern, try to use the
              encrypted version (see  xcred  command)  or  you  may  turn  off
              creation  of  this file using the custom user configuration (see
              .wsl-config).

COPYRIGHT

       wsl is Copyright (c) 2011, Dell Inc. License: BSD3C or similar

AUTHORS

       Created by Chris A. Poblete <www.linkedin.com/in/chrispoblete>.

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