# Entando CLI

The Entando Command Line Interface, ent, provides a set of commands that accelerate common tasks such as installing a new instance of Entando, building projects, creating and deploying bundles, and composing Entando Applications. This document covers the install, command list, and a few operations to start using the ent tool.

For specific topics, follow these links:

  1. Bundle Management: ent bundle
  2. API Management: ent bundle api
  3. Services Management: ent bundle svc
  4. Profile Management: ent profile
  5. Diagnostics and Troubleshooting: ent diag

# Prerequisites

The basic requirements for the CLI vary with use case, as shown in the table below.

Category Prerequisite
Basic Development Git or Git for Windows (opens new window)
Install Entando in a local VM Multipass (opens new window)
Build, Package and Publish Entando Bundles Docker and Docker Compose
A Docker Hub account for Docker images
Deploy an Entando Bundle A Kubernetes cluster with admin access or a shared remote cluster

# Install the CLI

Install the current official release of the CLI:

 bash <(curl -L "https://get.entando.org/cli") --update --release="v7.2.2" 

The automatic option in Getting Started will install the CLI along with a quickstart Entando Application.

# Command List

Use ent help to review the list of available commands.
Use ent [command] --help for command details.

> Available commands:
  - app-info             => Displays information about an entando app
  - bundle               => Management of new generation entando bundles
  - bundler              => Export of resources from a running instance and generation old-generation bundle deployment CRs
  - check-env            => Checks the environment for required dependencies and settings
  - diag                 => Runs diagnostics and aggregates the related info in a .tgz file
  - ecr                  => Helper for managing the ECR
  - ent                  => Helper for managing the local ent installations
  - help                 => Help information
  - jhipster             => Wrapper of the ent-internal installation of jhipster
  - kubectl              => Helper for using kubectl in ent managed scenarios
  - pod                  => Displays information related to a set of pods
  - prj                  => Helper for managing the first generation of Entando bundle projects
  - profile              => Helps managing an EntandoApp
  - quickstart           => Helper for installing Entando instances locally
  - run-tests            => Runs the internal tests

> Global options:
  --profile|-p {profile}   forces the use of the given profile
  --no-profile|-P          forces the use of no profile       
  --debug|-d               enables the debug mode for some command
  --color                  disables the explicit suppression of the colors for some command

Use ent bundle --help for details on the bundle command.

 ent bundle CLI

  $ ent bundle COMMAND

  api  Manage API claims
  mfe  Micro Frontend operations
  ms   Microservice operations
  svc  Manage auxiliary services

  build        Build bundle components
  deploy       Deploy a bundle to the Local Hub of an Entando Application
  generate-cr  Generate the Entando Custom Resource (CR) for a bundle project
  help         Display help for ent bundle.
  info         Show status information for the bundle project
  init         Perform the scaffolding of a bundle project
  install      Install a bundle in the Local Hub of an Entando Application
  list         List the available components in the bundle
  pack         Generate the bundle Docker images
  publish      Publish bundle Docker images
  run          Run bundle components

--debug        To enable debug mode for bundle operations    

# Check the Environment

Verify dependencies required by your Entando installation:

ent check-env develop

# Update the CLI

To update ent to the latest version and check for dependencies:

bash <(curl -L "https://get.entando.org/cli") --update
ent check-env develop

Alternatively, to perform a clean install, delete the ~/.entando directory via rm -rf ~/.entando. Then reinstall the CLI using the instructions above. This will also remove the private copies of JHipster, Entando Blueprint, etc.

# Enable Debug Mode

To utilize the debug mode for ent bundle commands:

 ent --debug bundle <command>

# Customize Quickstart

The ent quickstart command accepts parameters to customize your quickstart environment. These options allow you to modify specific properties of your VM, installation versions and databases.

Operation Syntax Description
ent quickstart ent quickstart --vm-reuse=YOUR-EXISTING-VM Reuse an existing VM
ent quickstart --release="v7.2.2" Use a specific release version for the install

# Reference