Connect to restful api and download response

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Gets data from a restful api

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-mingle --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "restful" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named restful to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  restful: {
    options: {
      usernamePrompt: 'Username: ',
      passwordPrompt: 'Password: ',
      passwordReplaceChar: '*',
      fetchDescription: 'Getting ',
      method: 'get',
      uri: '',
      secure: false,
      destination: './response.xml'



Type: String Default value: 'Username: '

Username prompt. Used for https connections.


Type: String Default value: 'Password: '

Password prompt. Used for https connections.


Type: String Default value: '*'

A string value that is used when the password is hidden.


Type: String Default value: 'Getting '

When displaying the uri in the execution of grunt task, what text to display before the uri. if you want the uri to be hidden, use 'callDescription' instead.


Type: String Default value: 'get'

Which restful method to use.


Type: String Default value: ''

The uri to connect to.

Type: String Default value: 'false'

Whether https requires a username and password. User will be prompted, password will be hidden with *s.


Type: String Default value: './response.xml'

The destination file to save your results.


Type: String Default value: undefined

Type: Object Default value: undefined

If defined, sends data along with request.

Usage Examples

Default Options

In this example, the default options are used to do get the https page over ssl.

  mingle: {
    options: {
      usernamePrompt: 'Username: ',
      passwordPrompt: 'Password: ',
      passwordReplaceChar: '*',
      fetchDescription: 'Posting ',
      method: 'post',
      uri: '',
      secure: true,
      destination: './everything.xml',
      data: {answer: 'nothing!'}


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

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