Cloud Platform

Managing your Pipelines from the command line

Using Pipelines CLI

In addition to the Pipelines page in the Cloud Platform interface, you can also manage your Pipelines by using a Pipelines client from the command line.


  • The command-line client does not support Bitbucket at this time.

  • Installing this command-line client is optional, and not required for Pipelines to function with your application.

Getting started

To manage Pipelines from the command line, you must first install and configure the Pipelines command-line client.

For information about the available commands for the Pipelines client, see Using the Cloud Platform Pipelines client. For Node.js application-specific commands and syntax, see Getting started with Node.js applications and environments.

Connecting to GitHub from the command line

After you have installed the command-line client, you must connect it to your GitHub account. To do so, use the procedures described on the Configuring the GitHub to Pipelines client connection documentation page.

Optionally, you can also migrate your code repository from Cloud Platform to GitHub.


These steps are not required when connecting using the Cloud Platform Pipelines user interface.

Logging and debugging

You can review the results of each job with the pipelines status and logs commands. For a full list of commands available to you, see Using the Cloud Platform Pipelines client for more information.

Answers to common problems can be found in the Pipelines troubleshooting guide. Additional help for each command is also available from the command line; see Help and troubleshooting for more information.

Tutorials and examples

In addition to this product documentation, you can learn more about how to use Pipelines in the tutorials and example code at GitHub.