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  • From: Scott Koranda <>
  • To: grouper-users <>
  • Subject: [grouper-users] Re: constructing GSH commands from the Grouper API
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:15:03 -0500
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> Hi,
> On this wiki page for GSH
> I read
> "Any Grouper API method can be directly invoked just by referencing it,
> inclusive of the class in which it is defined."
> Suppose I want to construct a GSH command or script that finds all
> composite owner groups under a particular stem. How do I inspect the
> Grouper API, other than browsing through GitHub, to find available
> methods that will help me construct the GSH command(s)?
> Is there an up-to-date Javadoc somewhere?

Apologies for answering my own question.

I did not find an online API Javadoc, but the following process worked:

- Browse to the Internet2/Grouper GitHub repository at

- Download the current repository. I recommend downloading it rather
than trying to clone it since it is surprisingly large (binary jar
files in it?). Unless you plan to hack the code, a download will be

- Unzip/untar the downloaded repository and with your web browser browse


There you can more easily track down classes and their methods.

- If you want to inspect the source code for the "helper" methods that
"live" inside of GSH (like the ones you find in the wiki at

) to understand what they are doing at a lower level,
you can find them defined in


in the source tree you downloaded, or via GitHub at

Scott K

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