If you use the Jenkins CLI tool regularly, configure an alias to avoid having to type the entire command each time.
For instance, assuming you’re using Bash:
Change to the directory containing the
In your favorite text editor, copy and paste the following into a new "alias" file:
#!/bin/sh java -jar jenkins-cli.jar -auth username:password -s http://operations-center-url:port-number/ "$@"
port-numbervalues as required.
Save the alias file with an appropriate file name (such as
This alias file assumes that
jenkins-cli.jaris located in the same directory.
Make the alias file executable using the following command.
chmod a+x jenkins-cli.sh
Configure the actual alias to your alias file in your appropriate Bash configuration file (
.bashrc), which is usually located in your home directory.
For example, in your favorite text editor, copy and paste the following line into
/path/tovalue as required and save the configuration file.
Reload your Bash configuration by entering the appropriate command (based on the file you edited).
For example, enter the appropriate command:
Now, the command
jenkins-cli will replace:
java -jar jenkins-cli.jar -auth username:password -s http://operations-center-url:port-number/
Therefore, using this alias, the commands in the examples of usage section could be simplified to the following:
Listing all available Jenkins CLI tool commands:
Retrieving the version of your operations center instance:
Obtaining more information about a specific Jenkins CLI command:
jenkins-cli help plugin-catalog