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This is the manpage of the current master branch:

 japi - A Humble Jira API Tool

 This is a small and simple command line tool to be used manually or via
 cron to fetch the newest unresolved and unclosed tickets from a Jira

 It might be usefull to write the results every hour to a local file and
 do a "cat ~/.issues" every time you open a new shell.

 CAUTION: You may also need to install the "JIRA::REST" module from CPAN
 manually. It's not included in standard Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy yet.

 Synopsis: japi [--debug] [--help] [--version] [--nocolor] [--passfile]
 [--unassigned] [--jira_apiversion STRING] [--jira_query STRING]
 [--jira_uribase STRING] [--jira_user STRING]

 Prints out extra debugging infos during execution.

 Prints out the help.

 Prints out the version.

 By default the output uses colored text output. This switch disables

 --passfile STRING
 Specifies the path to an optional file which includes the Jira API
 password but Base64 encoded. The default value is "~/.japipass".

 If the file is not present, Japi will prompt for the password.

 By default the output lists assigned and unassigned issues. Use this
 switch to only list unassigned issues.

 --jira_apiversion STRING
 Specifies the Jira API version to use. The default value is

 --jira_query STRING
 Specifies the Jira search string (e.q. a JQL string). The default
 value is "search?jql=project=MT and status not in

 --jira_uribase STRING
 Specifies the Jira URI base. The default value is
 "https://your-jira.example.com". This has to be changed.

 --jira_user STRING
 Specifies the Jira user. The default value is your current
 Linux/UNIX user.

 Almost all options have to be passed the Japi tool via command line. One
 exception is the password file containing your Jira password Base64

 It can be created like this:

 bash -c 'read -s PASSWORD; tr -d "\n" <<< "$PASSWORD" | base64' | tee ~/.japipass
 chmod 0600 ~/.japipass

 Paul C. Buetow - <paul@buetow.org>