API commands closely follow shell commands.
When you're at a terminal, type the command and then press "?" to see the arguments it can accept.
In terminal, you can omit the names of some arguments, but in API, you are required to specify all of them. If the name of an argument can be omitted in terminal, it will be surrounded with "<" and ">".
A typical argument for targeting entries is "numbers". The API version of this argument can accept anything its shell equivalent can except numbers (ironically enough), although it can accept an ID. So - if in terminal you can target an entry with something other than a number, you should be able to do the same from the API.
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on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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