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Post XML Using Curl

04.16.2005
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        You can use curl on the command line to do a POST to an endpoint. 

echo '<doc><item>Some content.</item></doc>' | curl -X POST -H 'Content-type: text/xml' -d @- http://example.com/restapi

This is handy for adding web services to applications that do not do web services but can do command lines--FileMaker for example.