Enonic Command Line Interface


Enonic Command Line Interface

The Enonic Command Line Interface (CLI) automates tasks related to development, as well as common management tasks for both local and remote instances of Enonic XP.

This documentation is currently under construction, and will be completed with the release of XP 7.

1. Installation

The CLI is available for Mac, Linux and Windows. To install the CLI on your local device, visit our downloads page or follow the instructions below

1.1. MacOS

Enonic CLI is available from the Homebrew package service. With Homebrew installed, run the following command in your terminal:

brew install enonic

If you later want to update the CLI, simply run:

brew update enonic.

1.2. Linux


2. Getting started

Once installed, the CLI includes standard CLI help functions for listing available commands and options. To get a list of commands, simply type the following in your terminal:


It will output a list of available TODO

TODO Sample output

TODO, getting more help optinos

3. Project

By projects, we generally refer to the set of code and configuration required to build applications or libraries for XP. Projects are commonly hosted in a Git repo, and needs to follow a set of principles to work with Enonic XP.

3.1. Project Create

In the folder you wish to place your project:

enonic project create

3.2. Project Build

enonic project build.

The build command helps you:

  • Compiling code

  • Run tests

  • Create artifacts (executables)

The build system is based on Gradle and the XP Gradle plugin.

The "project build" command is an alias for the Gradle Wrapper, which must be located in your project through a file called .gradlew (linux/mac) or gradlew.bat (windows). The Gradle Wrapper is by default available with all Starter Kits on Enonic Market.

You may also the Gradle Wrapper directly by running ./gradlew build (linux/mac) or gradlew build (windows) from your projects directory.

3.3. Project Deploy

enonic project deploy

As developers continuously need to deploy and test their code,

3.4. Libraries

To speed up development and enable a high degree of re-use, applications can make use of Libraries in addition to your own custom code.

Libraries (and applications) are shared through so-called Maven repositories. An example is Anyone may configure and run their own repository - for internal as well as external use.

4. Sandboxes

Developers may use the CLI to run different instances of XP locally. These instances are called sandboxes. Each sandbox will be associated with a specific distribution (version) of Enonic XP.

The CLI automates setting up, starting, stopping and upgrading sandboxes.