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Simple Drupal Blog Poster (ruby xmlrpc)

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After yesterday’s struggle getting ruby 1.8.5 to do a post with drupal, today i quickly put together a simple drupal poster. It posts a new post, and can update the same.
Its a Simple poster in the sense that it takes a file in the following minimal format:
first line is subject
rest is content.
In the case of editing (updating a post), first line must be POSTID: <postid>.
That’s it — no categories etc.

For a full-fledged drupal/MT poster, please use If you are having problems with ruby and drupal, pls see the previous post. A minor change or 2 is required in the xmlrpc/client.rb. I am posting to an old version of drupal, perhaps the new versions correctly return Content-Type as “text/xml, and not html.
DOWNLOAD drupalpost.rb.
“If you want to travel around the world and be invited to speak at a lot
of different places, just write a Unix operating system.”
(By Linus Torvalds)


Written by totalrecall

March 19, 2007 at 12:44 am

Posted in blogging, ruby

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