Commit 92575b60 authored by Marco Stronati's avatar Marco Stronati

Doc: move rpc_usage to tutorials/rpc

parent c7cfdcb4
......@@ -24,8 +24,8 @@ api/errors.rst: $(DOCERRORDIR)/
@cd .. && dune build docs/$(DOCGENDIR)/rpc_doc.exe
api/rpc.rst: $(DOCGENDIR)/rpc_doc.exe api/
@dune exec $(DOCGENDIR)/rpc_doc.exe < api/ > api/rpc.rst
api/rpc.rst: $(DOCGENDIR)/rpc_doc.exe
@dune exec $(DOCGENDIR)/rpc_doc.exe > api/rpc.rst
@cd .. && dune build docs/$(DOCGENDIR)/p2p_doc.exe
......@@ -267,18 +267,10 @@ let pp_document ppf descriptions =
Format.fprintf ppf "%a@." Rst.pp_raw_html ;
(* Script : hack *)
Format.fprintf ppf "%a@." Rst.pp_raw_html Rst.script ;
(* Page title *)
Format.fprintf ppf "%a" Rst.pp_h1 "RPC API" ;
(* include/copy usage.rst from input *)
let rec loop () =
let s = read_line () in
Format.fprintf ppf "%s@\n" s ;
loop () in
begin try loop () with End_of_file -> () end ;
Format.fprintf ppf "@\n" ;
(* Index *)
Format.pp_set_margin ppf 10000 ;
Format.pp_set_max_indent ppf 9000 ;
Format.fprintf ppf "%a" Rst.pp_ref "rpc_index" ;
Rst.pp_h2 ppf "RPCs - Index" ;
(fun (name, prefix, rpc_dir) ->
This document contains the list of RPC services provided by the Tezos
node. It is generated from the OCaml source code (master branch).
.. _rpc:
JSON/RPC interface
The Tezos node provides a JSON/RPC interface. Note that it is an RPC,
and it is JSON based, but it does not follow the “JSON-RPC” protocol. It
is not active by default and it must be explicitly activated with the
``--rpc-addr`` option. Typically, if you are not trying to run a local
network and just want to explore the RPC, you would run:
./tezos-node run --rpc-addr localhost
The RPC interface is self-documented and the ``tezos-client`` executable
is able to pretty-print the RPC API. For instance, to see the API
provided by the Tezos Shell:
./tezos-client rpc list
To get API attached to the “genesis” block, including the remote
procedures provided by the associated economic protocol version:
./tezos-client rpc list /blocks/genesis/
You might also want the JSON schema describing the expected input and
output of a RPC. For instance:
./tezos-client rpc schema /blocks/genesis/hash
Note: you can get the same information, but as a raw JSON object, with a
simple HTTP request:
curl -s localhost:8732/chains/main/blocks/head~10
wget --post-data '{ "recursive": true }' -O - http://localhost:8732/describe
wget --post-data '{ "recursive": true }' -O - http://localhost:8732/describe/blocks/genesis
wget -O - http://localhost:8732/describe/blocks/genesis/hash
An online :ref:`index <rpc_index>` of RPC calls is also available.
The changes made in June 2018 for pre-Betanet are recapitulated in
:ref:`this page<rpc_changes_june_2018>`.
In order to interact with a Tezos node, you may use RPC calls through the
client using this command ``tezos-admin-client rpc (get|post) <url>``.
The general call of an RPC from the client is ``tezos-admin-client rpc
(get|post) <url>``.
For instance, if you wish to request the current balance of a given
block and contract, you can call the associated RPC via the command :
``$ tezos-admin-client rpc get
A RPC may takes an *input* and generates an *output* both in JSON
A RPC may take an *input* and generates an *output* both in JSON
format. For example, the previous RPC call, that does not require an
input, would display on the standard output : ``{ "balance":
"4000000000000" }``. When calling a RPC that requires an input
......@@ -25,9 +69,8 @@ the JSON input using command
``$ tezos-admin-client rpc post <url> with <JSON>``. Don't forget to quote
the JSON according to your shell rules.
You can also obtain the list of RPCs on the command line with
``tezos-admin-client rpc list /``, and the description of each service
using ``tezos-admin-client rpc format <url>``.
If you want to learn more about the exchange of RPCs between node and
client you can pass the option `-l` and the client will print all the
calls with their input/output.
Of course, you can use your standard HTTP tool or library as well to
perform all these tasks.
A useful util to manipulate JSON is `jq <>`_.
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