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Tool for interacting with the Celo Protocol.


We are currently deploying the CLI with only Node.js v18.14.2 support.

To install globally, run:

npm install -g @celo/celocli

If you have trouble installing globally (i.e. with the -g flag), try installing to a local directory instead with npm install @celo/celocli and run with npx celocli.

How we work

We are a GitHub-first team, which means we have a strong preference for communicating via GitHub. Please use GitHub to:

🐞 File a bug report

💬 Ask a question

Suggest a feature

🧑‍💻 Contribute!

🚔 Report a security vulnerability


Please avoid messaging us via Slack, Telegram, or email. We are more likely to respond to you on GitHub than if you message us anywhere else. We actively monitor GitHub, and will get back to you shortly 🌟


Head to the documentation to read and learn more about the Celo CLI.


Additional plugins can be installed which make the CLI experience smoother. Currently, celocli only supports installing plugins published on NPM within the @celo/* and @clabs/* scopes.

⚠️ Warning

Installing a 3rd party plugin can be dangerous! Please always be sure that you trust the plugin provider.



Use yarn build:sdk <NETWORK> to build the sdk for the target environment (CLI dependency).

Use yarn build to compile the CLI.

Generate docs

Use yarn docs to populate packages/docs with generated documentation. Generated files should be checked in, and CI will fail if CLI modifications cause changes in the docs which were not checked in.

Known build issues on Linux

I'm getting the follow error: Cannot find module '@celo/contractkit'.

A possible solution is to build the monorepo manually. Go to the developer-tooling root directory and

> yarn build

If all works well, navigate to packages/cli.

I've got the cli built successfully but the running the cli yields: Error: Returned values aren't valid, did it run Out of Gas?.

When running the cli against a full node, this can mean that the contract artifacts are out of date. Solution: switch to the alfajores branch and build the developer-tooling.

Go to the developer-tooling root directory and

> git checkout alfajores
> yarn
> yarn build
> cd packages/cli
> ./bin/run account:balance $CELO_ACCOUNT_ADDRESS



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