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This section describes a set of command line utilities which can interact (e.g. import documents to, list nodes etc) with your Papermerge instance.

What is common to all command line utilities listed here is that they all use REST API interface. In order to use REST API you need to know:

  • host address of the REST API server
  • the token used for authentication - REST API token

Host Address

Host address should be provided with http:// or https:// prefix.


  • http://papermerge.local


REST API server may or may not end with / character. Thus, both http://papermerge.local and http://papermerge.local/ are valid.


Currently there is no web UI for getting your user's token. The only way to get REST API token is by running docker command.

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