Confluent CLI Overview¶
The Confluent command line interface (CLI),
confluent, enables developers to
manage Confluent Cloud or Confluent Platform.
Built-in autocompletion can help users quickly craft commands. With
authentication and machine readable output,
confluent supports automated
workflows as well.
On Alpine Linux, you cannot directly upgrade from the Confluent CLI
v2.17.1 using the standard
update command. Running
confluent update on those versions on Alpine
Linux will result in an updated
confluent client that is incompatible
with the operating system.
To upgrade from the
v2.17.1 versions on Alpine Linux,
remove your existing
confluent client and re-install using the command:
curl -sL --http1.1 https://cnfl.io/cli | sh -s -- latest.
confluent v2.17.2 and later can be updated directly with
update on Alpine Linux.
Take the following steps to get started with the Confluent CLI:
- Install Confluent CLI.
- Connect to a Confluent cluster.
- Manage Confluent clusters using the Confluent CLI commands.