`brightbox-cli` is a set of cli tools to interact with the Brightbox Cloud API.
You will need a user account on the Brightbox Cloud in order to make use of these tools.
You can sign up at manage.brightbox.com
Version 1.0.0 adds a new top level `brightbox` command for the suite.
This may clash with our `brightbox` (brightbox-deployment) gem which, before version 2.4.0, used `brightbox` as the name for it's binary. Please ensure you update your `brightbox` gem to avoid using the wrong command.
We have included backwards compatible binaries for all the older CLI commands (brightbox-accounts, brightbox-servers etc…) but recommend getting used to the new form.
Install from Rubygems
$ gem install brightbox-cli
The Brightbox CLI is a suite of tools that are accessible through the `brightbox` command in a similar way to how you access `git` commands.
For a list of available commands use:
$ brightbox help
To add client (account based) credentials use:
$ brightbox config client_add cli-2igtb theclientsecret Using config file /home/ubuntu/.brightbox/config Creating new api client config cli-2igtb
To browse available resources use the resource name as the command:
$ brightbox servers ... List of servers $ brightbox images ... List of images
Command structure may be subject to change.
A bash shell auto-completion script is provided to allow autocompletion of all sub-commands, options and resource identifiers. It is automatically configured by the Debian/Ubuntu packages, but if you're installing from a gem you can manually tell bash about it like this:
complete -C _brightbox-bash-completer -o filenames brightbox
The command `_brightbox-bash-completer` should be installed in the system path when you install the gem. If for whatever reason it is not in the path, just specify the full path to it:
complete -C /full/path/to/bin/_brightbox-bash-completer -o filenames brightbox
You should be able to run the specs and features with the following steps:
$ bundle install $ bundle exec rake
The specs use VCR to playback filtered recordings from real API sessions. This process is not perfect, please report an issue
There are a number of alternative ways to interact with the Brightbox Cloud.
The Web GUI - manage.brightbox.com/
fog - github.com/fog/fog
knife plugin - github.com/rubiojr/knife-brightbox
Vagrant plugin - github.com/NeilW/vagrant-brightbox
gems can be vendored into `lib/brightbox-cli/vendor/` for packaging and will be prioritised over any gems.
Packaging scripts are available in github.com/NeilW/brightbox-cli-debian-packaging
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