Starting the file crawler

Use this API to launch the file crawler and leave it running endlessly.

Requirement: OpenSearchServer v1.5

The URLs and HTTP methods used by this API are different from other OSS APIs, please give this document a careful read.

Call parameters

URL: /services/rest/crawler/file/run/forever/{index_name}/{result_type}

Method: GET

URL parameters:

  • index_name (required): The name of the index.
  • result_type (required): Type of returned result (json or xml).

Success response

The crawler is starting.

HTTP code:
200

Content (json):

{
  "successful":true,
  "info":"STARTING"
}

Error response

The request failed. The reason is provided in the content.

HTTP code:
500

Sample call

Using CURL:
Simple call:

curl -XGET -H \
     http://localhost:8080/services/rest/crawler/file/run/forever/my_index/json

Using jQuery:

$.ajax({ 
   type: "GET",
   dataType: "json",
   url: "http://localhost:8080/services/rest/crawler/file/run/forever/my_index/json"
}).done(function (data) {
   console.log(data);
});

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