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Jenkins personal assistant - CLI tool to interact with Jenkins server

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jenni in action

Note - jenni will only work inside the git repository


  • Print Jenkins build history of a Job.
  • Show estimated remaining time for running builds.
  • Open Jenkins build in the browser.
  • Trigger new builds. (without parameters)
  • Watch the console output or stage view after triggering a build.
  • View specific build console output.

Upcoming Features

  • Trigger new builds with parameters
  • Abort running builds



> npm i -g jenni

Above installation will give you globally available jen command to intract with Jenkins server.

Migration from v0.2.6 to v1

The v1 has breaking changes. If you're using an old version of Jenni, follow the steps below before upgrading to v1.

step 1: Find the config dir path
> jen c
output: Config path - /home/suresh/.config/jenni-nodejs/config.json

step 2: Manually delete the config directory
> rm -rf /home/suresh/.config/jenni-nodejs

step 3:
> npm update -g jenni@latest


Each git project will requires separate initialization.

jen init will walk you through to initialize jenni to your project.

jen init


> jen --help

Usage: jen [options] [command]

Jenkins personal assistant

  -v, --version         output the version number
  -d, --debug           Enable debug mode
  -h, --help            output usage information

  init|i                Initialize jen
  status|s              Print branch build status
  open|o                Open jenkins build in browser
  build|b [options]     Trigger a new build
  console|co [options]  Show console output
  config|c [options]    Show or Update repository configuration
CommandΒ Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Options Description
jen init | i - Initialize jenni to your project.
jen status | s - Print branch build history.
jen open | o Optional build number
e.g. jen open <build number>
Open jenkins build in the browser.
jen build | b --watch | -w

Watch the console output after triggering a build.

--stage | -s

Watch the stage view after triggering a build.
Trigger a new build and optionally watch its console output or stage view. Note it's not possible to view console output, stage view together.
jen console | co --build | -b

View specific build console output.
e.g. jen console --build <build id>
By default, this command will print the last build console output. If the job has more than one running builds, then it will prompt the user to select a build to retrieve its console output. Use --build option to view the specific build console output.

Refer to this flow chart that explains console command behavior.
jen config | c --username | -n
--token | -t
--url | -u

e.g. Reconfigure username & token
jen config --username <foo> --token <bar>
Overwrite project jenni config. Without any options it will print current config.


It's basic for the moment, pass -d or --debug to log debug messages. Can also be enabled by setting the environment variable DEBUG_JEN to true. E.g.

> jen status -d

// OR

> DEBUG_JEN=true jen status

Known Limitations

  • At the moment Jenni handles only WorkflowJob and WorkflowMultiBranchProject job types. So, if you get the error message Unsupported job type: <job type> please file an issue.

  • When initializing Jenni (jen init) currently there is no way to interactively select jobs inside the folders (Issue). As a workaround, Jenni will print jobs up to 3 levels deep. ForΒ example

    β”œβ”€β”€ folder-1
    β”‚Β Β  β”œβ”€β”€ folder-1.1
    β”‚Β Β  β”‚Β Β  └── job3
    β”‚Β Β  └── job2
    └── job1
    for the above structure, the output will be:
    folder-1Β β†’ job2
    folder-1Β β†’ folder-1.1 - job3

    So if your job is deeply nested, you should manually configure the job. Follow this guide.


I'm no expert Jenkins user 🀫. I'm building this tool while learning Jenkins concepts. I'm really interested in hearing your use cases, insights, and suggestions for improvements.

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