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feat(cli): Add documentation for remote cli connection

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zakhenry committed Jul 27, 2016
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@@ -209,6 +209,59 @@ project.registerCommand((cli, projectInstance) => {
module.exports = project;
## Remote CLI
The cli is capable of connecting to the remote runtime to execute commands defined in the server context
and have access to runtime variables of that server. This connection is used to run migrations, seeders,
tail logs, view loaded route configuration etc.
### Connecting to the remote CLI
To connect to the remote cli, simply run `remote` when in a ubiquits shell session
ubiquits~$ remote
You will have set up your authentication keys in the tour, which are used to generate a JSON Web Token
which is signed with your private key, then passed through to the runtime server, which authenticates
your key against it's copy of your public key in the `./keys/known_hosts` directory.
This public/private key pattern will be familiar to those who use SSH authentication, but note that
this is not SSH authentication so you won't be able to use any SSH client to run this process for you.
### Adding custom commands to the remote cli
Currently there is not API to add custom commands to the existing instance of `RemoteCli`, however
until this feature is implemented you may simply `extends RemoteCli` and substitute your own class
using the provider.
export class MyRemoteCli extends RemoteCli {
constructor(logger: Logger, injector: Injector, authService: AuthService) {
super(logger, injector, authService);
protected registerCommands(): this {
.description('outputs bar')
.action(function (args: any, callback: Function) {
return this;
Like the local CLI, the remote cli uses [Vantage], so you can implement your own custom tasks with
the same syntax that you would for the local tasks. The only difference of course being that as
you are defining the task in the context of the server, you have access to all injected dependencies.
// in your ./src/server/main.ts file
{ provide: RemoteCli, useClass: MyRemoteCli, }
## Uninstall
To remove the cli, run the following command:

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