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This release is primarily to add logging around package installation. To use, set the ENV variable AKAMAI_LOG to one of PANIC, FATAL, ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG, or TRACE (case-insensitive), with the output being cumulative from left to right (e.g. TRACE will show all logs).

$ AKAMAI_LOG=debug akamai install purge


We have added new metrics tracking:

  • command name executed (no arguments)
  • command version executed

You will be asked to reconfirm your opt-in status after you upgrade.

Nov 27, 2018
Show a WARN when failing to install but binaries are available
Oct 3, 2018
Bump the version

@dshafik dshafik released this May 3, 2018 · 18 commits to master since this release

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This release is primarily to support a better docker experience.

This is achieved by adding a hidden --daemon flag which will cause the akamai to sleep indefinitely, allowing you maintain state while running multiple CLI commands. For more details see the updated README.


We have slightly changed the format in which statistics are submitted to Google Analytics to make it easier to review them. No additional information is submitted. We also removed some potentially duplicate events around Akamai CLI upgrades. This change may not be the final format for these analytics as we continue to test and tweak to ensure that we're getting useful information to help improve the CLI.

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New Features

Package Search

You can now search for potential packages to install using akamai search <keyword>.... Results will be displayed with the best match first.

Remote Package List

To see a list of all available packages, as well as installed packages, you can pass the --remote flag to akamai list.


Akamai CLI now supports bash and zsh auto-complete for all command names, and — for built-in commands— sub-command names, and flag names.

For package commands, auto-complete can be supported by setting auto-complete: true in the packages cli.json and adding a --generate-auto-complete flag to the sub-command that outputs a newline delimited list of possible completions based on the other arguments passed in. (e.g. akamai purge in --generate-auto-complete will output invalidate as the only possible option.)

New config command

A new config command has been added to help with managing your Akamai CLI configuration file.

Settings use dot-notation where the first segment is the INI section, and the second segment is the key name.

  • akamai config get <setting> — retrieve the current value for a setting
  • akamai config set <setting> <value> — set the value for a setting
  • akamai config unset <setting> — unset a setting
  • akamai config list [section] — list all current settings, optionally only list those for a specific section

Proxy Support

Akamai CLI now supports a top-level --proxy flag that takes the same value as the HTTP(S)_PROXY environment variables and passes it through to sub-commands via those same variables.

Opt-in Anonymous Metrics

To help us prioritize our roadmap, you can now opt-in to anonymous metric collection. Akamai CLI will generate a random, unique client ID, and only collects non-personally identifiable information. Currently we track:

  • First run
  • Package install success/fail (including the repo URL, for public repos on Github only)
  • Package uninstall success/fail (including the command name supplied, no repo URLs are collected)
  • Manual Upgrade success/fail (including from/to version)
  • Auto-Upgrade success/fail (including from/to version)
  • A once-daily ping (at most, similar to auto-update checks)
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New Features

New configuration file

A new configuration file has been added that can be utilized by all packages. It it in INI format and lives in $AKAMAI_CLI_HOME/config.

Remember "Install to Path" Preferences

Along with the new config, we now store your answer regarding installing to path and will not ask again.

Bug Fixes

Improved Python Support

We have changed how we install and run python packages to better support older versions of Python (2.7), and to be more reliable across Win/macOS/Linux.

Note: This change will require you to reinstall your python packages; you will be automatically prompted to do so the first time you try to run a command.

Support for Local Repos using file://

You can now correctly install packages from a repo on your local machine using the file:// protocol


  • To ensure that older printed materials will remain useful, we've re-added in akamai get as an alias to akamai install and will automatically transform akamai-open/<repo> to akamai/<repo>.
  • A legal disclaimer has been added when installing unofficial packages