VIP CLI is the command line interface for VIP Go. You can use VIP CLI to interact with your VIP applications, query information about your applications, and perform actions like syncing data from production to development environments.
VIP CLI is aimed at developers, so familiarity with installing CLI applications and using the Terminal is required. VIP also offers the web-based VIP Dashboard, which will provide access to similar functionality in a graphical user interface.
What commands does the CLI offer?
You can view the available commands with the
vip --help command:
$ vip --help Usage: vip [options] [command] Commands: app List and modify your VIP Go apps help Display help logout Logout from your current session sync Sync production to a development environment Options: -h, --help Output usage information -v, --version Output the version number
Installing VIP CLI locally
VIP CLI is a Node.js Package and can be installed through a package manager like npm.
VIP CLI requires Node.js
v8.9.0+ and npm
v5.7.1+. If either or both are below the required versions, see the upgrade steps in our troubleshooting section below.
To begin installation, visit our VIP CLI page installation page and follow the instructions.
It is extremely important not to install VIP CLI using the
sudo command; if this has been done you can follow the directions below.
Specifying app and environment
On VIP, each application has one or more environments, such as
develop. For VIP CLI commands that run on a specific environment, VIP CLI will prompt you to choose an environment.
Environments can also be specified with an alias in the command, in the form of
@<app-name>.<env>. Here’s an example command using an environment alias:
vip @wpvip.production -- wp option get home
Each environment can be specified by the unique app name, a dot separator, and the environment name. An environment’s alias can be found in the VIP Dashboard.
Status code 401
You may receive an error including the line
Received status code 401, for example:
Failed to fetch apps: Error: Network error: Response not successful: Received status code 401
Please try the following:
vipand follow the prompts to log in again.
I can’t see all my applications
For you to access an application via VIP CLI, you must have at least
read access to the GitHub repository for that application. If you do not see all the applications you expect when running
vip app list, please follow this procedure:
- Check you have
readaccess to the GitHub repository for the application(s) you expect to see. If you do not have access to these repositories on GitHub then you should contact someone on your team who has admin rights or alternatively contact VIP support.
- If you do have
readaccess to the application repository on GitHub, but you do not see the application listed via
vip app listthen…
vipand follow the prompts to log in.
vip app list. If you are still not seeing all the applications you expect then please get in touch with VIP support.
Note that to run some WP-CLI commands, you’ll need
write access to the GitHub repository.
Please follow the Node.js project’s installation instructions.
Installing Node.js (instructions above) will include npm in the installation.
Follow the Node.js installation instructions to acquire and install the latest version of Node.js, or use the upgrade command if you installed via a package manager like Homebrew for macOS.
If you have npm installed already, you can run the following command to update to the latest version:
npm install -g npm
Fixing NPM/Node permissions
Read this npm guide: How to Prevent Permissions Errors.
If you have installed various commands with
sudo you will need to reverse the process, fix the permissions errors, then install the command without the use of
sudo. You should not use
sudo to fix access permissions.
WARN install EACCES: permission denied
See “Fixing permissions” above.