Fabric CLI

The command line interface to Fabric is fabric CLI tool.

The core Fabric commands are:

  • install — installs all required plugins, listed in the global configuration. See plugin installation docs for more details.
  • data — executes the data block and prints out prettified JSON to standard output.
  • render — renders the specified target (a document template) and prints out the result to standard output or to a file.

To get more details, run fabric --help:

$ ./fabric --help
  fabric [command]

Available Commands:
  completion  Generate the autocompletion script for the specified shell
  data        Execute a single data block
  help        Help about any command
  install     Install plugins
  render      Render the document

      --color               enables colorizing the logs and diagnostics (if supported by the terminal and log format) (default true)
  -h, --help                help for fabric
      --log-format string   format of the logs (plain or json) (default "plain")
      --log-level string    logging level ('debug', 'info', 'warn', 'error') (default "info")
      --source-dir string   a path to a directory with *.fabric files (default ".")
  -v, --verbose             a shortcut to --log-level debug
      --version             version for fabric

Use "fabric [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Source directory

Fabric loads *.fabric files from a source directory. By default, a source directory is the current directory (.) but it’s possible to set --source-dir argument when running fabric to load files from a different location.

Next step

Take a look at the tutorial to see the commands in action.