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A command line interface to interact with EdgeX microservices. Replaces the need to manually construct complex CURL commands and/or maintain developer scripts.

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EdgeX CLI version: 0.0.1

  edgex-cli [command]

Available Commands:
  addressable   Addressable command command
  command       `Command` command
  db            Purges entire EdgeX Database. [USE WITH CAUTION]
  device        Device command
  deviceservice Device service command
  event         Event command
  help          Help about any command
  interval      Interval command
  notification  Notification command
  profile       Device profile command.
  reading       Reading command
  status        Checks the current status of each microservice.
  subscription  Subscription command
  version       Version command

      --config-file string   configuration file
  -h, --help                 help for edgex-cli
      --no-pager             Do not pipe output into a pager.
  -u, --url                  Print URL(s) used by the entered command.
  -v, --verbose              Print entire HTTP response.

Use "edgex-cli [command] --help" for more information about a command.


In order to run this tool, you will need a locally running EdgeX instance, accessible via localhost, and Go 1.12 or higher installed on your machine.

  • Clone the git repo:
$ git clone https://github.com/edgexfoundry/edgex-cli
  • Change directory:
$ cd edgex-cli
  • Install the CLI:
$ make install

Install also makes a copy of the default configuration and copies it to $HOME/.edgex-cli/configuration.toml. If your EdgeX instance is not running on localhost, minimally you will need to replace localhost with the correct IP address. You can now use the CLI by entering edgex-cli anywhere on your machine provided your $GOBIN is on your $PATH.

Interactive Mode

Some commands leverage interactive-mode which opens an editor and allows you to provide information that would normally be difficult with just command line arguments. For example, creating an Event requires a lot of information, also Events contain zero or more readings. Using interactive mode, you can easily create an Event with many readings and customize each reading. You can choose the editor that is used by setting the environment variable EDITOR. The default editor is Vi for Unix operating systems(MacOS, Linux, etc), Notepad for Windows OS. The default editor is used if no EDITOR is specified. Some examples of editors:

  • vi
  • vim
  • nano
  • emacs
  • notepad
  • vscode
  • atom

CLI Developers

To try out your changes you have two options, one using 'make build', the other 'go run'. Also, we share how to launch tests.

  • Build and run:
$ make build
$ ./edgex-cli
  • Use go run:
$ go run main.go [COMMAND]
  • Build artifacts and create tar files for different OS
make build-all
  • Running tests:
$ make test

This will generate the file coverage.out in the repository root directory. To view the results, execute:

$ go tool cover -html=coverage.out

Code Organization

All CLI go code lives under the "cmd" directory. Its sub-directories map to the supported toplevel commands, such as addressable, command, db, device, ... version. To obtain a full list of supported commands type 'edgex-cli --help'.

Our convention has been to use the -f flag to pass in a file argument. -n is typically used to provide a name. Both command specific and global flags exist. Refer to the Cobra (https://godoc.org/github.com/spf13/cobra) and Viper (https://godoc.org/github.com/spf13/viper) documentation for additional help.

Sample Templates

The "samples" directory holds templates for device profile (createDP.json and yaml), device (createDevice.toml), intervals (createInterval.toml and json), and for updateInterval. CLI in Interactive mode opens the relevant template in the configured editor.

Edit these should data structures change. For legacy reasons we support multiple formats in the case of some objects. Going forward most likely only json format will be supported.

Supported commands and sub-commands

      list        A list of all addressable
      get         Issue GET command
      list        A list of device supported commands
      put         Issue PUT command
      purge - Purges entire EdgeX Database. [USE WITH CAUTION]
      add         Add devices
      adminstate  Device admin state 
      list        A list of all devices
      operstate   Update deviceName operating state
      rm          Removes device by name or ID
      update      Update a device
      add         Add a device service
      list        Lists existing devices services
      rm          Removes device service by name or ID
      update      Update device service 
      add         Create an event
      count       Returns the count of core-data events
      list        A list of Events
      rm          Removes event by its id or removes all events generated by given device
      scrub       Remove all (pushed) events and their associated readings [USE WITH CAUTION]
      add         Add interval
      list        A list of all intervals
      rm          Removes interval by name or id
      update      Update interval
      add         Add notification
      list        A list of all notifications
      rm          Removes notification by slug or age
      add         Add profiles
      list        Returns a list of device profiles
      rm          Remove profile by name or ID
      update      Update device profile
      count       Returns the count of core-data readings
      list        A list of readings across devices or pertaining to a specified device
    status        Checks the current status of each microservice
      add         Add subscription
      list        A list of all subscriptions
      rm          Removes subscription by --slug or id.
    version       Version command
      add         Add watcher(s)
      list        A list of watchers
      rm          Remove watcher(s) by ID(s)

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