Platform.sh CLI developments
The command line has always been the most flexible and powerful way for us humans to communicate with their computers. For web developers, command-line tools have proliferated over recent years: many developers spend most of their time typing commands in a shell.
Our command-line interface, the Platform.sh CLI, is based on the Symfony Console component. It’s convenient to use alongside other command-line tools: you need to use
git to manage the project’s code, so
platform is a natural way to manage the project itself. The CLI also helps you build projects for local development, particularly if you use Drupal.
To install or upgrade, you can use Composer:
composer global require 'platformsh/cli:@stable'
Recent new features (over the past two months) include:
- Activity commands, for viewing recent activities on an environment -
environment:metadatacommand for reading additional environment properties - this also lets you update the environment’s title, and its ‘parent’ and ‘enable_smtp’ properties.
ssh-key:addcommand can now generate an SSH public key for you, before uploading it to your Platform.sh account.
Integration commands, for adding GitHub, HipChat, and other integrations -
A GitHub integration allows you to create Platform.sh environments for every pull request (and/or every branch) in your GitHub repository:
platform integration:add --type github --repository example/example --token ExampleToken
A HipChat integration will report Platform.sh activity to your private HipChat room.
platform integration:add --type hipchat --room 123456 --token ExampleToken
There is also a generic ‘webhook’ integration: Platform.sh will post information about every activity to your own webhook URL.
platform integration:add --type webhook --url https://example.com/webhook
- A new
environment:restorecommand for restoring a backup. You can also now list recent backups using:
platform environment:backup --list
- Commands which trigger remote operations on Platform.sh now wait for the operation to complete: branch, activate, deactivate, backup, restore, merge, and synchronize. Or if you are impatient, you can pass a
--no-waitoption. You can use
platform activity:listto check the state of previous operations.
- Improved usability (validation and feedback) for the
- Install Drush automatically when required (provided that Composer is available globally).
- Check for ‘vanilla-mode’ Drupal without requiring
- Changed Drupal ‘profile-mode’ builds so that Drush Make no longer builds inside the repository.
- Many other small bug fixes.
For more information about the CLI (and to file issues) see the public GitHub repository. We accept pull requests!