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I'm working on a project involving an Oracle team in a Solaris environment. They need to be able to update a list item from their environment, programmatically. I need to write a proof of concept that will update SharePoint from their environment.

What is the best way to interact with SharePoint from a UNIX environment? PERL plays nicely with web services, right? I'm thinking I can just access the SharePoint web services and attach the file with no problems from a PERL script.

Does anyone have any experience with this, and do you have any recommendations? If there's a way to call an Oracle stored procedure to accomplish the same thing, that might be easier.

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I recently addressed a similar question relating to iOS (which is still *nix).

You're best bet is to interface with the SharePoint web services. The web service to interface with lists is http://the.url.to.the.site/_vti_bin/Lists.asmx.

It would be interesting to see how you finally manage this task. There is a .NET implementation of properties and methods of the web service here, but since you are calling from *nix, I would assume you have to understand and recreate the SOAP calls (unless you can make it work in Mono C#).

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