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Nestor Build Status [Dependencies Status][]

Nestor is a Jenkins CLI and Node.js client.

This is handy for those who prefer to touch type on the command line over GUI and mouse clicks on the browser. It also serves as an alternative to Jenkins Java CLI where Nestor has shorter commands and executes faster.


npm install -g nestor


Trigger a build:

nestor build <job>

Trigger a parameterised build:

nestor build <job> ["param1=value1&param2=value2"]

Trigger a build followed by console output:

nestor build --console  <job>

Display latest build console output:

nestor console <job>

Stop currently running build:

nestor stop <job>

View status of all jobs:

nestor dashboard

View job status reports:

nestor job <job>

View queued jobs:

nestor queue

View executors' status (running builds):

nestor executor

Discover Jenkins instance running on a specified host:

nestor discover <host>

View Jenkins version number:

nestor ver

Start an IRC bot:

nestor irc <host> <channel> [nick]


var nestor = new (require('nestor'))(

// trigger a parameterised build'job', 'param1=value1&param2=value2', function (err, result) {

Check out lib/jenkins for other available methods.


Set Jenkins URL in JENKINS_URL environment variable (defaults to http://localhost:8080):


export JENKINS_URL=http://user:pass@host:port/path


set JENKINS_URL=http://user:pass@host:port/path

If http_proxy environment variable is set, then Nestor will automatically use it.

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