Having a variety of tools is important, especially when managing multiple systems and cloud services. Users and system administrators need to be in control and have the right tool for the job. Many times the tool of choice is the command line.
Introducing Linode CLI
We’re pleased to announce the official release of Linode CLI – a simple, yet powerful and easy-to-use tool to manage and provision Linode cloud services from the command line. The Linode CLI gives users the same functionality they’re accustomed to, but with the convenience of the command line.
The Linode CLI can create, reboot, rename, and resize Linode servers, manage domains and DNS records, NodeBalancers and more. Users can even access their account balance and network transfer. The Linode CLI makes it easy to script and automate tasks with its built-in JSON output mode.
Installing on OS X:
If you don’t already have Homebrew installed on your system, you’ll want to follow their excellent installation instructions. And then from your terminal:
brew tap linode/cli && brew install linode-cli
Installing on Debian / Ubuntu:
echo "deb http://apt.linode.com/ stable main" \ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/linode.list wget -O- https://apt.linode.com/linode.gpg | apt-key add - apt-get update && apt-get install linode-cli
For other systems please visit Linode CLI on github for more information.
Free and Open Source
The Linode CLI is available to all Linode customers and is open source – dual-licensed under the GPLv2 and the Perl Artistic License. It is actively being developed, including support for API two-factor authentication Real Soon Now™. Stay tuned!
Please visit https://github.com/linode/cli for more information.
Filed under: announcements by Linode Security Team