command line interface for jira
Jira command line interface
jiracli is a simple command line interface based on the jira-python module. The module uses the REST API to communicate with the Jira instance.
python2.7 and jira-python from https://pypi.python.org/pypi/jira-python/ is needed.
You can install jiracli with pip in a virtual environment:virtualenv myenv source myenv/bin/activate pip install jiracli
or without an virtual env:pip install jiracli
or directly from the extracted source:python setup.py install
During the first run, jiracli asks for username, password and Jira url. All values are stored in ~/.jiracli.ini.
Try the help with:
Example: create a new issue:
The following command creates a new issue for the project PROJECT. Issue type is Dev Bug, labels are abc and def and components are xxx and yyyy:
./jiracli -c PROJECT "Dev Bug" "my test summary" "abc,def" "xxx,yyyy"
Example: show a single issue:
The following command prints a single issue:
./jiracli -i PROJECT-3535 PROJECT-3535, Prod Bug: This is a terrible bug. (Created, Low) created : Thu Oct 24 09:30:35 2013, by t.bechtold assignee : t.bechtold updated : Fri Nov 8 15:56:27 2013 components : SITE:XYZ labels : mylabel attachment :
You can also provide a list of issues. Then all issues will be printed. To also see the description of the issue(s), use –issue-desc. To list the comments, use –issue-comments. For a short overview (online per issue), use –issue-oneline.
Example: use favourite filters
To see the favourite filters of the currently logged in user, do:
$ ./jiracli --filter-list-fav 23905, t.bechtold PROJECT bugs Url : https://example.com/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=23905 description : Bugs of t.bechtold in project PROJECT owner : t.bechtold jql : project = PROJECT AND asignee = t.bechtold
The number 23905 in the filter head line is the filter-id. This id is used to search the issues for this filter:
./jiracli --issue-search-by-filter 23905
This command simply executes the search string given by the filter.
Example: Searching with jql
Useing the Jira query language to search is simple:
./jiracli --issue-search "assignee=CurrentUser() and status='Closed'" --issue-comment
This command searches for all closed issues of the currently logged in user. The command also prints the comments for every issue.
Example: Add and remove issue watchers
To get informed if something changed on an issue, there are watchers. The following commands add and remove a watch:
./jiracli --issue-watch-add PROJECT-1234 ./jiracli --issue-watch-remove PROJECT-1234
Example: Add and remove labels
Adding and removing labels is simple. First add a label called testlabel and then remove it:
./jiracli --issue-label-add PROJECT-3724 "testlabel" ./jiracli --issue-label-remove PROJECT-3724 "testlabel"
Example: Add and remove components
A list of available components for a given project is available with:
./jiracli --project-list-components PROJECT
Now add and remove a component from the given list to an issue:
./jiracli --issue-component-add PROJECT-1234 "COMP1" ./jiracli --issue-component-remove PROJECT-1234 "COMP1"
Example: Add and remove fix versions to issue
This is a simple task, similar to labels or components:
./jiracli --issue-fix-version-add PROJECT-3750 "My Fix version" ./jiracli --issue-fix-version-remove PROJECT-3750 "My Fix version"
Example: Add a comment to an issue
The following command open a text editor to insert the comment:
./jiracli --issue-comment-add PROJECT-3724
The short form is:
./jiracli --issue-comment-add PROJECT-3724 -m "another comment"
Example: Create multiple tickets in one shot
With a simple plain text file filled with Issue summaries per line you can easily greate mulitple Issues and Sub-Tasks in one run.
The layout of the file is pretty basic:
- each line represents an issue
- this line will be the summary of the issue
- issues starting with a * or - character will be a Sub-Task of the previous parent issue
As a DevOps I want to automate all daily duties via a RESTful API * Collect requirments from all DevOps teams * Design RESTful API draft * Implement the API
The following command creates multiple tickets with the summary from the given file:
./jiracli --issues-create PROJECT "User Story" "Sub-task" sprint22-stories.txt
Appending Sub-Tasks or Child-Tickets from a file to an existing Issue with a given parent id:
./jiracli --issue-parent PROJECT-3763 --issues-create PROJECT "User Story" "Sub-task" sprint22-stories.txt
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