With the OKD command line interface (CLI), you can create applications and manage OpenShift projects from a terminal. The CLI is ideal in situations where you are:

  • Working directly with project source code.

  • Scripting OKD operations.

  • Restricted by bandwidth resources and cannot use the web console.

The CLI is available using the oc command:

$ oc <command>

The CLI command examples presented through OKD documentation use oc command syntax. If the oc binary is not available on your workstation, you can alternatively substitute openshift cli in the examples if you have the openshift binary.

See Get Started with the CLI for installation and setup instructions.