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force CLI v0.28.1

A command-line interface to


Precompiled Binaries

Can be downloaded from the Current Release Page or by visiting the CLI Home Page.

Compile from Source
$ go get -u


Usage: force <command> [<args>]

Available commands:
   login     Log in to
   logout    Log out from
   logins    List logins used
   active    Show or set the active account
   whoami    Show information about the active account
   describe  Describe the object or list of available objects
   sobject   Manage standard & custom objects
   field     Manage sobject fields
   record    Create, modify, or view records
   bulk      Load csv file use Bulk API
   fetch     Export specified artifact(s) to a local directory
   import    Import metadata from a local directory
   export    Export metadata to a local directory
   query     Execute a SOQL statement
   apex      Execute anonymous Apex code
   log       Fetch debug logs
   oauth     Manage ConnectedApp credentials
   test      Run apex tests
   security  Displays the OLS and FLS for a given SObject
   version   Display current version
   push      Deploy single artifact from a local directory
   aura      Retrieve or deploy Aura components
   password  See password status or reset password
   notify    Should notifications be used
   limits    Display current limits
   help      Show this help

Run 'force help [command]' for details.


When you login using the CLI a record of the login is saved. Eventually your token will expire requiring re-authentication. The default login is for all production instances of Two predefined non-production instances are available using the test and pre aliases. You can set an arbitrary instance to log in to by specifying the instance url in the form of subdomain.domain. For example

  force login                           # log in to last environment
  force login -i=login                  # log in to production or developer org
  force login -i=test                   # log in to sandbox org
  force login -i=pre                    # log in to prerelease org
  force login -u=un [-p=pw]             # log in using SOAP. Password is optional
  force login -i=test -u=un -p=pw       # log in using SOAP to sandbox org. Password is optional
  force login -i=<instance> -u=un -p=pw # internal only


Logout will delete your authentication token and remove the saved record of that login.

  force logout


Logins will list all the user names that you have used to authenticate with the instance URL associated with each one. The active login will be indicated behind the login name in red.

  force logins


Active without any arguments will display the currently acctive login that you are using. You can also supply a username argument that will set the active login to the one corresponding to the username argument. Note, just because you set a login as active, does not mean that the token is necessarily valid.

  force active
  force active -a dave@demo.1


Whoami will display detailed user information about the currently active logged in user. This is specific information.

  force whoami


Sobject command gives you access to creating and deleting schema objects. The list argument will list ALL of the objects, both standard and custom, in your org.

  force sobject list
  force sobject create <object> [<field>:<type>]...
  force sobject delete <object>


Field gives you the ability to create, list and delete the fields on an object. Fields need to be created one at a time. You can also set required and optional attributes for the type of field. All defaultable field attributes will be defaulted based on the defaults in the web UI.

  force field list Todo__c
  force field create Todo__c Due:DateTime required:true
  force field delete Todo__c Due


Push gives you the ability to push specified resources to The resource will be pulled from ./metatdata/{type}/

  force push -t(ype) StaticResource -n(ame) MyResource.resource
  force -type ApexClass -name MyClass.cls
  force -t ApexPage -n

You can also push all of a specific type of resource from a given folder.

  force push -t StaticResource -f metadata/staticresources/
  force push -t ApexClass -f metadata/classes/
  force push -t ApexPage -f metadata/pages/


Import allows you to import code from local directory. This makes a lot of senses when you want to import code from local directory to a brand new org. This import method import codes from metadata folder not from your src folder

Make sure you have the metadata folder, in case you only have src folder, simply replicate it

force import

Sample folder structure

|  |-aura
|  |-corsWhitelistOrigins
|  |-remoteSiteSettings
|  |-staticresources
|  |package.xml


Export allows you to fetch all codes from your org to local machine. This command will export all the codes to a local folder called src

force export

|  |-aura
|  |-corsWhitelistOrigins
|  |-remoteSiteSettings
|  |-staticresources
|  |package.xml


Includes notification library, gotifier, that will display notifications for using either Using terminal-notifier on OSX or notify-send on Ubuntu. Currently, only the push and test methods are displaying notifications.


Limits will display limits information for your organization.

  • Max is the limit total for the organization
  • Remaining is the total number of calls or events left for the organization

The list is limited to those exposed by the REST API.

  force limits


# set these environment variables in your startup scripts
export GOPATH=~/go
export PATH="$GOPATH/bin:$PATH"

# download the source and all dependencies
$ go get -u
$ cd $GOPATH/src/

# to compile and test modifications
$ go get .
$ force

Windows Subsystem Linux (aka Bash on Windows)

Starting from Windows 10 Creator Update (version 1703), you now can use force cli within Windows Bash. To access force cli from WSL, you can call force.exe

For ease of use you can add the following simple alias

  alias force=force.exe
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