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NAME

Etherpad::API - Access Etherpad Lite API easily

SYNOPSIS

  use Etherpad::API;
  my $ec = Etherpad::API->new({
    url      => "http://pad.example.com",
    apikey   => "teirnausetsraunieti",
    user     => "apiuser",
    password => "apipassword"
  });

  $ec->create_pad('new_pad_name');

DESCRIPTION

This is a client for the Etherpad Lite HTTP API.

The Etherpad API currently supported is the 1.2.10 (Etherpad version: 1.5.1)

Please note that this module now uses the Etherpad API version number for versioning with a revision number (for bugfixes).

USAGE

new

 Usage     : my $ec = Etherpad::API->new({ url => "http://pad.example.com", apikey => "secretapikey" });
 Purpose   : Constructor
 Returns   : An Etherpad::API object
 Argument  : An mandatory hash reference, containing at least two keys:
                url      : mandatory, the epl URL (trailing slashes will be removed)
                apikey   : mandatory, the epl API key
                user     : optional, the user for epl authentication
                password : optional, the password for epl authentication
                proxy    : optional, hash reference which can contain two keys: http and https.
                           These are the settings if you are behind a http(s) proxy

apikey

 Usage     : $ec->apikey();
 Purpose   : Get the apikey
 Returns   : The apikey

url

 Usage     : $ec->url();
 Purpose   : Get the epl URL
 Returns   : The epl URL

Groups

Pads can belong to a group. The padID of grouppads is starting with a groupID like g.asdfasdfasdfasdf$test

See http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_groups

create_group

 Usage     : $ec->create_group();
 Purpose   : Creates a new group
 Returns   : The new group ID
 Argument  : None
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_creategroup

create_group_if_not_exists_for

 Usage     : $ec->create_group_if_not_exists_for('groupMapper');
 Purpose   : This functions helps you to map your application group ids to epl group ids
 Returns   : The epl group id
 Argument  : Your application group id
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_creategroupifnotexistsfor_groupmapper

delete_group

 Usage     : $ec->delete_group('groupId');
 Purpose   : Deletes a group
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : The id of the group you want to delete
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_deletegroup_groupid

list_pads

 Usage     : $ec->list_pads('groupId');
 Purpose   : Returns all pads of this group
 Returns   : An array or an array reference (depending on the context) which contains the pad ids
 Argument  : The id of the group from which you want the pads
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_listpads_groupid

create_group_pad

 Usage     : $ec->create_group_pad('groupID', 'padName' [, 'text'])
 Purpose   : Creates a new pad in this group
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : The group id, the pad name, optionally takes the pad's initial text
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_creategrouppad_groupid_padname_text

list_all_groups

 Usage     : $ec->list_all_groups()
 Purpose   : Lists all existing groups
 Returns   : An array or an array reference (depending on the context) which contains the groups ids
 Argument  : None
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_listallgroups

Author

These authors are bound to the attributes the users choose (color and name).

See http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_author

create_author

 Usage     : $ec->create_author(['name'])
 Purpose   : Creates a new author
 Returns   : The new author ID
 Argument  : Optionally takes a string as argument : the new author's name
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_createauthor_name

create_author_if_not_exists_for

 Usage     : $ec->create_author_if_not_exists_for(authorMapper [, name])
 Purpose   : This functions helps you to map your application author ids to epl author ids
 Returns   : The epl author ID
 Argument  : Your application author ID (mandatory) and optionally the epl author name
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_createauthorifnotexistsfor_authormapper_name

list_pads_of_author

 Usage     : $ec->list_pads_of_author('authorID')
 Purpose   : Returns an array of all pads this author contributed to
 Returns   : An array or an array reference depending on the context, containing the pads names
 Argument  : An epl author ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_listpadsofauthor_authorid

get_author_name

 Usage     : $ec->get_author_name('authorID')
 Purpose   : Returns the Author Name of the author
 Returns   : The author name
 Argument  : The epl author ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getauthorname_authorid

Session

Sessions can be created between a group and an author. This allows an author to access more than one group. The sessionID will be set as a cookie to the client and is valid until a certain date. The session cookie can also contain multiple comma-seperated sessionIDs, allowing a user to edit pads in different groups at the same time. Only users with a valid session for this group, can access group pads. You can create a session after you authenticated the user at your web application, to give them access to the pads. You should save the sessionID of this session and delete it after the user logged out.

See http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_session

create_session

 Usage     : $ec->create_session('groupID', 'authorID', 'validUntil')
 Purpose   : Creates a new session. validUntil is an unix timestamp in seconds
 Returns   : The epl session ID
 Argument  : An epl group ID, an epl author ID and an valid unix timestamp (the session validity end date)
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_createsession_groupid_authorid_validuntil

delete_session

 Usage     : $ec->delete_session('sessionID')
 Purpose   : Deletes a session
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : An epl session ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_deletesession_sessionid

get_session_info

 Usage     : $ec->get_session_info('sessionID')
 Purpose   : Returns informations about a session
 Returns   : A hash reference, containing 3 keys : authorID, groupID and validUntil
 Argument  : An epl session ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getsessioninfo_sessionid

list_sessions_of_group

 Usage     : $ec->list_sessions_of_group('groupID')
 Purpose   : Returns all sessions of a group
 Returns   : Returns a hash reference, which keys are sessions ID and values are sessions infos (see get_session_info)
 Argument  : An epl group ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_listsessionsofgroup_groupid

list_sessions_of_author

 Usage     : $ec->list_sessions_of_author('authorID')
 Purpose   : Returns all sessions of an author
 Returns   : Returns a hash reference, which keys are sessions ID and values are sessions infos (see get_session_info)
 Argument  : An epl group ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_listsessionsofauthor_authorid

Pad Content

Pad content can be updated and retrieved through the API.

See http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_pad_content

get_text

 Usage     : $ec->get_text('padID', ['rev'])
 Purpose   : Returns the text of a pad
 Returns   : A string, containing the text of the pad
 Argument  : Takes a pad ID (mandatory) and optionally a revision number
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_gettext_padid_rev

set_text

 Usage     : $ec->set_text('padID', 'text')
 Purpose   : Sets the text of a pad
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : Takes a pad ID and the text you want to set (both mandatory)
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_settext_padid_text

get_html

 Usage     : $ec->get_html('padID', ['rev'])
 Purpose   : Returns the text of a pad formatted as html
 Returns   : A string, containing the text of the pad formatted as html
 Argument  : Takes a pad ID (mandatory) and optionally a revision number
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_gethtml_padid_rev

set_html

 Usage     : $ec->set_html('padID', 'html')
 Purpose   : Sets the text of a pad based on HTML, HTML must be well formed.
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : Takes a pad ID and the HTML code you want to set (both mandatory)
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_sethtml_padid_html

get_attribute_pool

 Usage     : $ec->get_attribute_pool('padID')
 Purpose   : Returns the attribute pool of a pad
 Returns   : A hash reference, containing 3 keys
             * numToAttrib, containing a hash reference, which keys are integers and contents are array references
             * attribToNum, containing a hash reference, which keys are string and contents are integers
             * nextNum, which content is an integer
 Argument  : Takes a pad ID (mandatory)
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getattributepool_padid

get_revision_changeset

 Usage     : $ec->get_revision_changeset
 Purpose   : Get the changeset at a given revision, or last revision if 'rev' is not defined
 Returns   : A string, representing an etherpad changeset
 Argument  : Takes a pad ID (mandatory) and optionally a revision number
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getrevisionchangeset_padid_rev

create_diff_html

 Usage     : $ec->create_diff_html
 Purpose   : Returns an object of diffs from 2 points in a pad
 Returns   : A hash reference which keys are
             * html, which content is a string representing the diff between the two revisions
             * authors, which content is an array reference of authors
 Argument  : Takes a pad ID, a revision number to start and a revision number to end. All arguments are mandatory
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_creatediffhtml_padid_startrev_endrev

Chat

See http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_chat

get_chat_history

 Usage     : $ec->get_chat_history('padID' [, start, end])
 Purpose   : Returns
              - a part of the chat history, when start and end are given
              - the whole chat history, when no extra parameters are given
 Returns   : An array or an array reference, depending of the context, containing hash references with 4 keys :
              - text     => text of the message
              - userId   => epl user id
              - time     => unix timestamp of the message
              - userName => epl user name
 Argument  : Takes a pad ID (mandatory) and optionally the start and the end numbers of the messages you want.
             The start number can't be higher than or equal to the current chatHead. The first chat message is number 0.
             If you specify a start but not an end, all messages will be returned.
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getchathistory_padid_start_end

get_chat_head

 Usage     : $ec->get_chat_head('padID')
 Purpose   : Returns the chatHead (last number of the last chat-message) of the pad
 Returns   : The last chat-message number. -1 if there is no chat message
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getchathead_padid

Pad

Group pads are normal pads, but with the name schema GROUPID$PADNAME. A security manager controls access of them and its forbidden for normal pads to include a $ in the name.

See http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_pad

create_pad

 Usage     : $ec->create_pad('padID' [, 'text'])
 Purpose   : Creates a new (non-group) pad. Note that if you need to create a group Pad, you should call create_group_pad.
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : Takes a pad ID (mandatory) and optionally a text to fill the pad
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_createpad_padid_text

get_revisions_count

 Usage     : $ec->get_revisions_count('padID')
 Purpose   : Returns the number of revisions of this pad
 Returns   : The number of revisions
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getrevisionscount_padid

get_users_count

 Usage     : $ec->get_users_count('padID')
 Purpose   : Returns the number of user that are currently editing this pad
 Returns   : The number of users
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_paduserscount_padid

pad_users

 Usage     : $ec->pad_users('padID')
 Purpose   : Returns the list of users that are currently editing this pad
 Returns   : An array or an array reference, depending of the context, containing hash references with 3 keys : colorId, name and timestamp
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_padusers_padid

delete_pad

 Usage     : $ec->delete_pad('padID')
 Purpose   : Deletes a pad
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_deletepad_padid

copy_pad

 Usage     : $ec->copy_pad('sourceID', 'destinationID' [, 1])
 Purpose   : Copies a pad with full history and chat. If force is true and the destination pad exists, it will be overwritten
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : A source pad ID
             A destination pad ID
             A force flag : a value which is true or false, in perl interpretation (for example; 0 and '' are false, 1, 2 and 'foo' are true)
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_copypad_sourceid_destinationid_force_false

move_pad

 Usage     : $ec->move_pad('sourceID', 'destinationID' [, 1])
 Purpose   : Moves a pad. If force is true and the destination pad exists, it will be overwritten
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : A source pad ID
             A destination pad ID
             A force flag : a value which is true or false, in perl interpretation (for example; 0 and '' are false, 1, 2 and 'foo' are true)
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_movepad_sourceid_destinationid_force_false

get_read_only_id

 Usage     : $ec->get_read_only_id('padID')
 Purpose   : Returns the read only link of a pad
 Returns   : A string
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getreadonlyid_padid

get_pad_id

 Usage     : $ec->get_pad_id('readOnlyID')
 Purpose   : Returns the id of a pad which is assigned to the readOnlyID
 Returns   : A string
 Argument  : A read only ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getpadid_readonlyid

set_public_status

 Usage     : $ec->set_public_status('padID', 'publicStatus')
 Purpose   : Sets a boolean for the public status of a pad
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : A pad ID and the public status you want to set : 1 or 0
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_setpublicstatus_padid_publicstatus

get_public_status

 Usage     : $ec->get_public_status('padID')
 Purpose   : Return true of false
 Returns   : 1 or 0
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getpublicstatus_padid

set_password

 Usage     : $ec->set_password('padID', 'password')
 Purpose   : Returns ok or a error message
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : A pad ID and a password
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_setpassword_padid_password

is_password_protected

 Usage     : $ec->is_password_protected('padID')
 Purpose   : Returns true or false
 Returns   : 1 or 0
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_ispasswordprotected_padid

list_authors_of_pad

 Usage     : $ec->list_authors_of_pad('padID')
 Purpose   : Returns an array of authors who contributed to this pad
 Returns   : An array or an array reference depending on the context, containing the epl authors IDs
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_listauthorsofpad_padid

list_names_of_authors_of_pad

 Usage     : $ec->list_names_authors_of_pad('padID')
 Returns   : Returns an array of the names of the authors who contributed to this pad in list context
             Returns an array reference in scalar context
 Argument  : The pad ID
 See       : This is not part of the Etherpad API but a facility offered by this module

get_last_edited

 Usage     : $ec->get_last_edited('padID')
 Purpose   : Returns the timestamp of the last revision of the pad
 Returns   : A unix timestamp
 Argument  : A pad ID
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_getlastedited_padid

send_clients_message

 Usage     : $ec->send_clients_message('padID', 'msg')
 Purpose   : Sends a custom message of type msg to the pad
 Returns   : 1 if it succeeds
 Argument  : A pad ID and the message you want to send
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_sendclientsmessage_padid_msg

check_token

 Usage     : $ec->check_token()
 Purpose   : Returns ok when the current api token is valid
 Returns   : 1 if the token is valid, 0 otherwise
 Argument  : None
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_checktoken

Pads

See http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_pads

list_all_pads

 Usage     : $ec->list_all_pads()
 Purpose   : Lists all pads on this epl instance
 Returns   : An array or an array reference depending on the context, containing the pads names
 See       : http://etherpad.org/doc/v1.5.1/#index_listallpads

INSTALL

    perl Makefile.PL
    make
    make test
    make install

If you are on a windows box you should use 'nmake' rather than 'make'.

BUGS and SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Etherpad::API

Bugs and feature requests will be tracked at RT:

    http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Etherpad-API
    bug-etherpad-api at rt.cpan.org

The latest source code can be browsed and fetched at:

    https://github.com/ldidry/etherpad-api
    git clone git://github.com/ldidry/etherpad-api.git

You can also look for information at:

    RT: CPAN's request tracker

    http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Etherpad-API
    AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation

    http://annocpan.org/dist/Etherpad-API
    CPAN Ratings

    http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/Etherpad-API
    Search CPAN

    http://search.cpan.org/dist/Etherpad-API

AUTHOR

    Luc DIDRY
    CPAN ID: LDIDRY
    ldidry@cpan.org
    https://fiat-tux.fr/

COPYRIGHT

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

SEE ALSO

perl(1).