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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure CLI

Project description


This is the command line interface for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

The project is open source and maintained by Oracle Corp. The home page for the project is here.


Interactive Features

OCI CLI offers interactive features to guide you through command usage.

Enabling them allows:
  • Suggestions and autocompletion to help compose commands;

  • Color-coded suggestions to distinguish required parameters from optional parameters; and

  • Quick references display alongside suggestions to recognize command and parameter purposes.

Try the interactive features anytime with the -i option:

oci -i
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Read more on OCI Documentation.

Container Image

OCI CLI is now available as container images.

With a standards-compliant container runtime engine, pull and run the latest version of oci-cli from the GitHub Container Registry.

Read about setup requirements and instructions on Working with the OCI CLI Container Image.

Find previous image versions on our package page.


Mac OS X

brew install oci-cli

OCI Command Line Interface Installation and Configuration on Mac Instance


bash -c "$(curl -L"

OCI Command Line Interface Installation and Configuration on Linux Instance

Oracle Linux 7

sudo yum install python36-oci-cli

Fedora Linux

sudo dnf install oci-cli


powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))"

OCI Command Line Interface Installation and Configuration on Windows Instance

See the installation guide for detailed installation instructions, options and troubleshooting.

Offline Installation

  1. Go to the CLI releases page and locate the required CLI version.

  2. For the release, go to the “Assets” area.

  3. Download and copy the zip file for your Operating System to the environment where you want to install CLI.

  4. Unzip the file and execute the following from inside the unzipped folder

    On Linux:

    bash --offline-install

    On Windows:

    install.ps1 -OfflineInstall

OCI Command Line Interface (CLI) Installation on an Offline Linux Instance

OCI Command Line Interface (CLI) Installation on an Offline Windows Instance


To get help with the command line:

oci --help


oci -h

To enable interactive features for usage guidance:

oci -i


Examples can be found here under the section ‘Example Commands’.


Detailed documentation for CLI prerequisites, installation and configuration, and troubleshooting can be found here.


See the “Questions or Feedback?” section here.




oci-cli is an open source project. See CONTRIBUTING for details.

Oracle gratefully acknowledges the contributions to oci-cli that have been made by the community.

Known Issues

You can find information on any known issues with the CLI here, here and under the “Issues” tab of this project’s GitHub repository.


Copyright (c) 2016, 2019, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

This SDK and sample is dual licensed under the Universal Permissive License 1.0 and the Apache License 2.0.

See LICENSE for more details.

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