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Command line interface to easy communicate to your Portainer application.

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Portainer CLI

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Portainer CLI is a Python software to use in command line. Use this command line interface to easy communicate to your Portainer application, like in a continuous integration and continuous deploy environments.


pip install [--user] portainer-cli


Global flags

Flag Description
-l or --local Save and load configuration file (.portainer-cli.json) in current directory.
-d or --debug Enable DEBUG messages in stdout

configure command

Configure Portainer HTTP service base url.

portainer-cli configure base_url


portainer-cli configure

login command

Identify yourself and take action.

portainer-cli login username password


portainer-cli login douglas d1234

update_stack command

Update stack.

portainer-cli update_stack id endpoint_id [stack_file]


portainer-cli update_stack 2 1 docker-compose.yml

Environment variables arguments

portainer-cli update_stack id endpoint_id [stack_file] --env.var=value

Where var is environment variable name and value is the environment variable value.


Flag Description
-p or --prune Prune services
-c or --clear-env Clear all environment variables

update_registry command

Update registry.

portainer-cli update_registry id [-name] [-url]


portainer-cli update_registry 1 -name="Some registry" -url=""


You can use authentication passing -a or --authentication flag, but you must pass the -username and -password options.

portainer-cli update_registry 1 -a -username=douglas -password=d1234

request command

Make a request.

portainer-cli request path [method=GET] [data]


portainer-cli request status


Flag Description
-p or --printc Print response content in stdout.


This project use Pipenv to manager Python packages.

With Pipenv installed, run make install to install all development packages dependencies.

Run make lint to run flake8 following PEP8 rules.

Run make or make sdist to create/update dist directory.

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