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       coap-client - CoAP Client based on libcoap


       coap-client [-A type1, type2 ,...] [-t type] [-b [num,]size] [-B seconds] [-e text] [-f
       file] [-m method] [-N] [-o file] [-P addr[:port]] [-p port] [-s duration] [-O num,text]
       [-T token] [-v num] [-a addr] [-U] URI


       coap-client is a CoAP client to communicate with 6LoWPAN devices via the protocol CoAP
       (RFC 7252) using the URI given as argument on the command line. The URI must have the
       scheme coap (or coaps when coap-client was built with support for secure communication).
       The URI’s host part may be a DNS name or a literal IP address. Note that, for IPv6 address
       references, angle brackets are required (c.f. EXAMPLES).


       -a addr
           The local address of the interface that has to be used.

       -b [num,]size
           The block size to be used in GET/PUT/POST requests (value must be a multiple of 16 not
           larger than 1024 as libcoap uses a fixed maximum PDU size of 1400 bytes). If num is
           present, the request chain will start at block num. When the server includes a Block2
           option in its response to a GET request, coap-client will automatically retrieve the
           subsequent block from the server until there are no more outstanding blocks for the
           requested content.

       -e text
           Include text as payload (use percent-encoding for non-ASCII characters).

       -f file
           File to send with PUT/POST (use - for STDIN).

       -m method
           The request method for action (get|put|post|delete), default is get. (Note that the
           string passed to -m is compared case-insensitive.)

       -o file
           A filename to store data retrieved with GET.

       -p port
           The port to listen on.

       -s duration
           Subscribe to the resource specified by URI for the given duration in seconds.

       -t type
           Content format for given resource for PUT/POST.  type must be either a numeric value
           reflecting a valid CoAP content format or a string describing a registered format. The
           following registered content format descriptors are supported, with alternative
           shortcuts given in parentheses:

               text/plain (plain)
               application/link-format (link, link-format)
               application/xml (xml)
               application/octet-stream (binary, octet-stream)
               application/exi (exi)
               application/json (json)
               application/cbor (cbor)

       -v num
           The verbosity level to use (default: 3, maximum is 9).

       -A type
           Accepted media types as comma-separated list of symbolic or numeric values, there are
           multiple arguments as comma separated list possible.  type must be either a numeric
           value reflecting a valid CoAP content format or a string that specifies a registered
           format as described for option -t.

       -B seconds
           Break operation after waiting given seconds (default is 90).

           Send NON-confirmable message. If option -N is not specified, a confirmable message
           will be sent.

       -O num,text
           Add option num with contents of text to the request.

       -P addr[:port]
           Address (and port) for proxy to use (automatically adds Proxy-Uri option to request).

       -T token
           Include the token to the request.

           Never include Uri-Host or Uri-Port options.


       ·   Example

           coap-client coap://

       Query resource / from server (via the GET method).

       ·   Example

           coap-client -m get coap://[::1]/

       Query on localhost via the GET method.

       ·   Example

           coap-client -m get coap://[::1]/.well-known/core

       Quite the same, except on the resource .well-known/core on localhost.

       ·   Example

           echo -n "mode=on" | coap-client -m put \

           coap://[2001:db8:c001:f00d:221:2eff:ff00:2704]:5683/actuators/leds?color=r -f-
       Send text mode=on to resource actuators/leds?color=r on the endpoint with address
       2001:db8:c001:f00d:221:2eff:ff00:2704 and port 5683. Note that the port 5683 is the
       default port and isn’t really needed to append.

       ·   Example

           coap-client -m put coap://[fec0::3]/ck -T 3a -t binary -f to_upload

       Put the contents of file to_upload with content type binary (i.e.
       application/octet-stream) into resource ck on fec0::3 by usage of a token 3a via the PUT


       There are no configuration files.



           Failure (syntax or usage error; configuration error; document processing failure;
           unexpected error)


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