snurtle is a command line interface to the OpenGroupware Coils collaboration and workflow platform/server.
The name "snurtle" has no relation, except perhaps incidentally, with the pop-culture use of the term "snurtle". The snurtle project provides a command-line shell for accessing OpenGroupware Coils using JSON-RPC and the zOGI API. Turtles have shells. OpenGroupware Coils was initially a reimplementation in Python of the OpenGroupware Legacy Objective-C code base. The server project was named "Coils" because it is developed in Python and a python is a constrictor (a type of snake). So snurtle is a shell for a snake. Don't over-think it.
pip install snurtle
Use of snurtle is documented in the snurtle chapter of the Whitemice Consulting OpenGroupware Administrator's Guide (also known as WMOGAG).
Start snurtle, set the uri and login environment variables, perform and authenticate command, then start issuing commands. At the end perform a disconnect or the shell may hang when you try to exit.
(Cmd) set hostname coils.example.com
(Cmd) set login adam
(Cmd) set secure 1
authenticated as contextId#10100
adam> list-contacts --favorite
217750 Contact Smith, Fred
15389750 Contact McCormick, Stan
For support use the coils-project e-mail list. Feel free to post any questions, queries, or issues you experience to the mail list; comments about documentation, implementation, etc... are all welcome.
Alternatively use the #ogo IRC channel on FreeNode.
Please do not e-mail developers privately without a specific reason for doing so. snurtle and OpenGroupware Coils are Open Source projects and we value collaboration - one central tenet to effective collaboration is to permit all involved parties to participate in relevant conversations; private e-mail inhibits collaboration.