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Rundeck CLI


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/19/2018.

This is the CLI tool for Rundeck.


  • The installer creates a shim named rdcli instead rd because the later is PowerShell alias for Remove-Item.
  • Related package: rundeck

Environment variables

Use the following variables to configure rundeck-cli:

$Env:RD_URL           = 'http://localhost:4440'     # Connection info

$Env:RD_USER          = 'admin'
$Env:RD_PASSWORD      = 'admin'
$Env:RD_TOKEN         = '...'                       # Credentials

$Env:RD_AUTH_PROMPT   = $false                      # Prompted to enter a username/password or token if not defined
$Env:RD_INSECURE_SSL  = $false                      # To disable all SSL certificate checks, and hostname verifications
$Env:RD_DEBUG         = ''                          # 1 - basic http request debug; 2 -http headers; 3 - http body
$Env:RD_CONNECT_RETRY = $true                       # Retry in case of recoverable connection issue (e.g. failure to connect)
$Env:RD_HTTP_TIMEOUT  = 30                          # HTTP/connect timeout
$Env:RD_DATE_FORMAT   = "yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ssXX"   # Date format

To install Rundeck CLI, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install rundeck-cli

To upgrade Rundeck CLI, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade rundeck-cli


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    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $rd_path = gi $toolsPath\*\bin\rd.bat
    Install-BinFile rdcli $rd_path
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    Uninstall-BinFile rdcli 
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    @if "%DEBUG%" == "" @echo off
    @rem ##########################################################################
    @rem  rd startup script for Windows
    @rem ##########################################################################
    @rem Set local scope for the variables with windows NT shell
    if "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" setlocal
    set DIRNAME=%~dp0
    if "%DIRNAME%" == "" set DIRNAME=.
    set APP_BASE_NAME=%~n0
    set APP_HOME=%DIRNAME%..
    @rem Add default JVM options here. You can also use JAVA_OPTS and RD_OPTS to pass JVM options to this script.
    @rem Find java.exe
    if defined JAVA_HOME goto findJavaFromJavaHome
    set JAVA_EXE=java.exe
    %JAVA_EXE% -version >NUL 2>&1
    if "%ERRORLEVEL%" == "0" goto init
    echo ERROR: JAVA_HOME is not set and no 'java' command could be found in your PATH.
    echo Please set the JAVA_HOME variable in your environment to match the
    echo location of your Java installation.
    goto fail
    set JAVA_HOME=%JAVA_HOME:"=%
    set JAVA_EXE=%JAVA_HOME%/bin/java.exe
    if exist "%JAVA_EXE%" goto init
    echo ERROR: JAVA_HOME is set to an invalid directory: %JAVA_HOME%
    echo Please set the JAVA_HOME variable in your environment to match the
    echo location of your Java installation.
    goto fail
    @rem Get command-line arguments, handling Windows variants
    if not "%OS%" == "Windows_NT" goto win9xME_args
    @rem Slurp the command line arguments.
    set CMD_LINE_ARGS=
    set _SKIP=2
    if "x%~1" == "x" goto execute
    set CMD_LINE_ARGS=%*
    @rem Setup the command line
    set CLASSPATH=%APP_HOME%\lib\rundeck-cli-1.1.0.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\rd-api-client-1.1.0.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\toolbelt-snakeyaml-0.2.2.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\toolbelt-json-jackson-0.2.2.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\toolbelt-jewelcli-0.2.2.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\toolbelt-0.2.2.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\converter-jackson-2.1.0.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\converter-simplexml-2.1.0.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\retrofit-2.1.0.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\logging-interceptor-3.4.1.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\okhttp-urlconnection-3.4.1.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\snakeyaml-1.9.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\jackson-databind-;%APP_HOME%\lib\jackson-core-2.8.11.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\jewelcli-0.8.9.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\okhttp-3.4.1.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\simple-xml-2.7.1.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\jackson-annotations-2.8.0.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\stax-1.2.0.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\stax-api-1.0.1.jar;%APP_HOME%\lib\xpp3-;%APP_HOME%\lib\okio-1.9.0.jar
    @rem Execute rd
    "%JAVA_EXE%" %DEFAULT_JVM_OPTS% %JAVA_OPTS% %RD_OPTS%  -classpath "%CLASSPATH%" org.rundeck.client.tool.Main %CMD_LINE_ARGS%
    @rem End local scope for the variables with windows NT shell
    if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="0" goto mainEnd
    rem Set variable RD_EXIT_CONSOLE if you need the _script_ return code instead of
    rem the _cmd.exe /c_ return code!
    if  not "" == "%RD_EXIT_CONSOLE%" exit 1
    exit /b 1
    if "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" endlocal
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  • tools\rd-1.1.0\lib\rundeck-cli-1.1.0.jar
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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Rundeck CLI 1.0.27 69 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 approved
Rundeck CLI 1.0.26 83 Saturday, April 28, 2018 approved
Rundeck CLI 1.0.25 64 Thursday, April 19, 2018 approved
Rundeck CLI 1.0.23 93 Thursday, March 1, 2018 approved
Rundeck CLI 1.0.22 149 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 approved

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