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       wsl - A shell based command line client for WSMAN servers


       wsl  (aka "whistle") contains various scripts that serve as a client interface to WSMAN or
       Web Services for Management protocol based on DMTF standard specification. WSMAN  provides
       standards based messaging for systems management CIM-style objects.

       To  talk  to  a remote WSMAN service, start with "wsl id check". This command will request
       the IP address, user name and password for the remote server and populate a file ".wslrun"
       in  the  current  directory.  After  the  first run, you can use the commands listed below
       without having to provide IP address, user name  and  password  repeatedly.  This  is  the
       default  behavior.  However, you can configure wsl so that it always ask for IP address or
       IP address and user credential for each command in case you want to work  with  more  than
       one target.

       The  environmental  variables  that  could affect the behavior of wsl are listed in README

       Help information is provided at different levels. Typing "wsl" provides  help  information
       about  available  commands. Typing "wsl enum" provides help information about enum command
       and its parameters. Typing "wsl enum help" gives the same information.


              Sends SOAP message with WS-MAN ENUMERATE command. Equivalent to  calling  "wslenum"

              Sends  SOAP  message  with  WS-MAN  IDENTIFY command. Equivalent to calling "wslid"

              Sends SOAP message with WS-MAN INVOKE command. Equivalent  to  callint  "wslinvoke"

       g|get  Sends  SOAP  message  with  WS-MAN  GET  command.  Equivalent  to  calling "wslget"

       p|put  Sends SOAP  message  with  WS-MAN  PUT  command.  Equivalent  to  calling  "wslput"

       s|set  See put.

       xcert  Command to extract SSL certificate of the server hosting WSMAN.

       xclean Command to remove/delete the files generated by this tool.

       xcred  Command  to  encrypt  username and password to a file. The same command can be used
              for decrypting the same file for  verification.  Equivalent  to  calling  "wslcred"


       wsl supports basic and digest authentication mechanism. You will be prompted for user name
       and password at run time or you can provide their values to environment  variables  WSUSER
       and WSPASS.

       A  more secure method is to use the light encryption method provided by wsl. See the xcred
       command option. It will create a credential file that contains the encrypted form  of  the
       user  name  and  password.  To  use,  simply  provide the filename to WSUSER prefixed with
       "FILE:". You do not have to provide WSPASS in this case.


              This file contains custom  user-configurable  information  that  could  affect  the
              behavior  of  wsl.  If not present, this file is created the firt time wsl is used.
              Refer to README file for more information.

              This file contains environment variables that are populated the first time  wsl  is
              run  and  used  on  subsequent  runs. It includes user password so if security is a
              concern, try to use the encrypted version (see xcred command) or you may  turn  off
              creation of this file using the custom user configuration (see .wsl-config).


       wsl is Copyright (c) 2011, Dell Inc. License: BSD3C or similar


       Created by Chris A. Poblete <>.