[HowTo] use the server feature to run scripts in 2.0.4

Asked by Ben on 2020-09-06


So, I have a python program that : start the sikuli runserver and check if a message has been send to a pub/sub module.

If a message has been send, my python program extract some data from the message and put them into a json file, it then register the json file path into a var named jread_file.

Now I'm trying to send a requests.post to the sikuli runserver to execute a script, with the jread_file var. I can't add the arg to the server run because it start before the jread_file is created. I also tried to send with the "params" arg from requests but I don't know how to receive it inside the sikuli script.

Is it possible to add args into the url that is send to the runserver ? Something like localhost:50001/groups/groupname/script/run&args ?

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RaiMan (raimund-hocke) said : #1

What version of SikuliX?

Ben (benvdg) said : #2

Version 2.0.4

Best RaiMan (raimund-hocke) said : #3

--- localhost:50001/groups/groupname/script/run&args ?

... is not what the current server implementation understands.

How to in 2.0.4:

- in one process start the server using the -s command line parameter

- in another process issue GET requests towards localhost:50001 using e.g. curl or similar features in Python

/start --- start the server
/stop --- stop the server
/startp --- start the Jython environment

/scripts/someFolder --- where the scripts can be found
/images/someFolder --- where the images are stored (optional)

/run/someScript --- run a script (someScript.sikuli in folder someFolder)

add parameters for a script run:

instead of ; you might use &

in the script you get sys.argv as
[ ;"--param1=value1";"--param2=value2";...]

more features are not available in the current implementation.

Ben (benvdg) said : #4

Hey, thanks for the answer !

So I managed to fix my problem.

I'm running sikuli version 2.1.0, not 2.0.4, my bad.

So I did it like this : http://localhost:50001/groups/something/scripts/something/run?args=something and it seems to work !

RaiMan (raimund-hocke) said : #5

... so at least I have written down, how to use the server feature in 2.0.4 ;-)

Be aware: 2.1.0 is currently paused, might have bugs and is not supported until 2.0.5 is out somewhen the next weeks.

Ben (benvdg) said : #6

Thanks RaiMan, that solved my question.