How to open a webpage / place a http request?



  • Hi everyone,

    thanks very much for MyController, this is such a great project!! I am diving into MySensors and started with HomeAssistant, but found everything quite hidden away. Now I am seeing the light (or at least it's dawning on me 🙂 ) after switching to MyController!

    I have a simple/beginner question: I built a MySensors node with two buttons, which I'd like to connect to Operations in MyController. My question is this:

    I plan on controlling a Logitech Squeezebox Server. This works by simply calling a (local) web URL like "http://deepblack:9000/status.html?p0=pause" or alternatively do a JSON call.
    The web page does not need to be downloaded or displayed; f. ex. it works if just running "curl http://deepblack:9000/status.html?p0=pause" in a shell and discarding the answer to /dev/null.

    What would be a way to just call this URL? I suppose this would best be accomplished with a JavaScript operation?

    Thanks very much & best regards,

    Joost



  • Found a possible and working solution:

    var myImports = new JavaImporter(java.lang, java.util);
    
    with(myImports) {
      // your command to execute
      var command = "wget -O/dev/null -q http://deepblack:9000/status.html?p0=pause";
      
      // execute your command
      mcApi.osCommandExecuter().executeLinuxCommand(command);
    }
    

    Thanks for MyController, it's really great!
    Joost



  • @Joost Other way

    mcApi.http().get("http://deepblack:9000/status.html?p0=pause")
    


  • Thanks very much for your reply with the streamlined version!

    To be honest, I now had to settle for calling the actions like this

    var command="echo 'b8:27:eb:b7:29:4a mixer volume -2' | nc -q0 192.168.1.2 9090"
    mcApi.osCommandExecuter().executeLinuxCommand(command);
    

    Meaning, the command get's "netcat'ed" to the server - is there just by chance a comparable API call as well?

    Thanks again very much for your work,

    Joost


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