Shell Script For Submitting Documents to Solr

Here’s a small shell script I’m using to submit pre-made XML documents to Solr. The documents are usually produce by some other program, before being submitted to the Solr server. This way we submit all the files in an active directory to the server (here all the files in the documents directory (relative to the location of the script) will be submitted) .

You’ll have to update the URL and the directory (documents) below. We usually group together 1.000 documents in a single file, so the commit happens for every thousand documents. If you use autocommit in Solr, you can remove that line. This script requires CURL to talk to the Solr server.

cd documents || exit

for i in $( ls ); do
    cat $i | curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: text/xml' -d @- $URL
    curl $URL -H "Content-Type: text/xml" --data-binary ''
    echo item: $i