I want to use the importer extension for the geoserver. I 'installed' this library and it works so far. My challenge is that i want to upload several shapefiles from a directory and I found this example.

But every time I run this command:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>curl -u admin:geoserver -XPOST -H "Content-type: application/json" -d @import.json ""

I get this error message:

Warning: Couldn't read data from file "import.json", this makes an empty POST. A JSONObject text must begin with '{' at character 0 of

For me is unclear, where I have to place the import.json file?

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It seems you have no import.json in the current folder.

You must create import.json with JSON like this (take a look at the example):

    "import": {
        "targetWorkspace": {
            "workspace": {
                "name": "tasmania"
        "data": {
            "type": "directory",
            "location": "C:/data/tasmania"

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