Shell extensions for CLI Applications
Installing shell extensions
zsh can install an alias and auto-completion for Corda applications that contain a command line interface. Run:
java -jar <name-of-JAR>.jar install-shell-extensions
Then, either restart your shell, or for
bash users run:
You will now be able to run the command line application from anywhere by running the following:
For example, for the Corda node, install the shell extensions using
java -jar corda-4.8.jar install-shell-extensions
And then run the node by running:
Upgrading shell extensions
Once the shell extensions have been installed, you can upgrade them in one of two ways.
- Overwrite the existing JAR with the newer version. The next time you run the application, it will automatically update the completion file. Either restart the shell or see above for instructions on making the changes take effect immediately.
- If you wish to use a new JAR from a different directory, navigate to that directory and run:
java -jar <name-of-JAR>
Which will update the alias to point to the new location, and update command line completion functionality. Either restart the shell or see above for instructions on making the changes take effect immediately.
List of existing CLI applications