With the OpenShift 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 OpenShift operations.

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

The OpenShift CLI is available using the oc command:

$ oc <command>

You can download and unpack the CLI with an active OpenShift Enterprise subscription from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

The CLI command examples presented through OpenShift 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.