8base CLI

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The 8base Command Line Interface (CLI) makes it easy to generate custom functions and manage workspaces straight from the terminal.

We recommend that all developers regularly checkout the 8base Community forum for regular updates and changes being made to the 8base-cli package.


The easiest way to install 8abse-cli is to use NPM and install the package globally:

$ npm install -g 8base-cli

or, if you are using Yarn:

$ yarn global add 8base-cli

Getting Started

Before using 8base-cli, you need to authenticate yourself. You can do this one of two ways:

Launching a browser using:

$ 8base login

or, through the CLI using:

$ 8base login --email="my@email.com" --password="myP@ssw0rd"

Once successfully authenticated, an file will be updated at ~/.8baserc with a JSON payload for the authenticated session.

Further Information

For more information about commands and configuration options, please refer the 8base CLI documentation. You can also learn about the different commands from the CLI by running --help with the package itself, or a given command.

  The 8base Command Line Interface is a unified tool to manage your 8base workspaces services.

  8base <command> [OPTIONS]

  Use 8base command `--help` for information on a specific command. Use 8base help topics to view a list of available help topics. The synopsis for each
  command shows it’s parameters and their usage. Optional options are shown in square brackets.

  8base configure            Allows you to select a default workspace and retrieve the API endpoint URL.
  8base deploy               Deploys project in current directory to 8base using 8base.yml config file. To use this command, you must be in the root directory
                             of your 8base project.
  8base describe [name]      Describes your 8base project’s functions and their types through 8base.yml file.
  8base export               Export current workspace data schema
  8base generate <command>   Generator for server and client side resources                                                                       [aliases: g]
  8base import               Import 8base schema file and data to the current - or specified - workspace.
  8base init                 Initializes a new project with example directory structure and custom functions.
  8base invoke [name]        Invokes a custom function in the production workspace.
  8base invoke-local [name]  Invokes the custom function in the local development workspace.
  8base login                Authenticates the command line user by letting them log into an 8base account.
  8base logout               Clears local login credentials and invalidates API session.
  8base logs [name]          Show logs for the function(s).
  8base package              Package 8base application without deploying it.

  --version, -v  Show version number                                                                                                                 [boolean]
  --debug, -d    Turn on debug logs                                                                                                                  [boolean]
  --help, -h     Show help


Like most great things, the 8base CLI is a work in progress. As a consequence of that, the CLI is constantly improving. Our CLI is public and open-sourced right here on GitHub. So whenever you want to, you could:

  1. Reporting an Issue 8base uses GitHub Issue Tracking to track issues (primarily bugs and contributions of new code). If you've found a bug, this is the place to start.

  2. Fix an Issue If you've not only found a problem in the CLI but also worked out the solution, please submit a pull request!

  3. Add Features: You can help improve the 8base CLI by adding awesome features. It's honestly an open-book. If you think something is useful, others probably will too.

We'll do our best to review, respond, and merge all contributions in a timely manner!