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@treehouses/cli is a command-line interface for Raspberry Pi that is used to manage various services and functions. Including vnc, ssh, tor, vpn, networking, starting services, bluetooth, led lights, and much more! Also treehouses remote uses this interface.


@treehouses/cli comes pre-installed on the treehouses image made with builder. To manually install on a Pi:

sudo curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
sudo npm i -g --unsafe-perm @treehouses/cli

If you run into any problems check if your RPi is supported here.


Usage: treehouses [command] ...


help [command]                            gives you a more detailed info about the command or will output this
verbose <on|off>                          makes each command print more output (might not work with treehouses remote)
expandfs                                  expands the partition of the RPI image to the maximum of the SD card
rename <hostname>                         changes hostname
password <disable|enable|change [passwd]> changes the password for 'pi' user or disables/enables password authentication
sshkey <add|list|delete|deleteall|github> used for adding or removing ssh keys for authentication
version [contributors|remote]             returns the version of treehouses CLI, remote, or list of contributors
image                                     returns version of the system image installed
detect [bluetooth|rpi|arm|arch|wifi]      detects the hardware version of any device
ethernet <ip> <mask> <gateway> <dns>      configures rpi network interface to a static ip address
discover <scan|interface|ping|ports|mac>  performs network scan and discovers all raspberry pis on the network
         <rpi> [ipaddress|url|macaddress]
         <wifi|self> <gateway> [list]
wifi <ESSID> [password] [identity]        connects to a wifi network
wifihidden <ESSID> [password] [identity]  connects to a hidden wifi network
tether                                    enable usb0 interface tethering
staticwifi <ip> <mask> <gateway> <dns>    configures rpi wifi interface to a static ip address
           <ESSID> [password]
wifistatus                                displays signal strength in dBm and layman nomenclature
bridge <ESSID> <hotspotESSID>             configures the rpi to bridge the wlan interface over a hotspot
       [password] [hotspotPassword]
config [update|add|delete|clear]          commands for interacting with config file
container <none|docker|balena>            enables (and start) the desired container
bluetooth [on|off|pause|restart|button]   switches bluetooth from regular to hotspot mode and shows id or MAC address
ap <local|internet> <ESSID> [password]    creates a mobile ap, which has two modes: local (no eth0 bridging), internet (eth0 bridging)
aphidden <local|internet> <ESSID>         creates a hidden mobile ap with or without internet access
apchannel [channel]                       sets or prints the current ap channel
timezone <timezone>                       sets the timezone of the system
locale <locale>                           sets the system locale
ssh [on|off|fingerprint]                  enables or disables the ssh service,
    [2fa] <add|enable|disable>            prints out fingerprint of the ssh daemon
          <remove|show>                   and deals with two factor authentication
vnc [on|off|info|auth|password]           enables or disables the vnc server service
default [network|notice|tunnel]           sets a raspbian back to default configuration
wificountry <country>                     sets the wifi country
upgrade [tag|check|bluetooth|force|cli]   upgrades treehouses package using npm
sshtunnel [add|remove|list|active|check]  helps adding sshtunnels
led [green|red] [mode]                    sets the led mode
power [mode|current|freq|status]          sets the power mode or check power mode/CPU frequency
uptime [boot|start|stop|log]              displays uptime and boot time of the Raspberry Pi
rtc <on|off> [rasclock|ds3231]            sets up the rtc clock specified
ntp <local|internet>                      sets rpi to host timing locally or to get timing from a remote server
networkmode                               outputs the current network mode
button <off|bluetooth>                    gives the gpio pin 18 an action
feedback <message>                        sends feedback
clone [detect|device path]                clones the current SD Card onto a secondary SD Card or specified device
restore [device path]                     restores a treehouses image to an SD Card or specified device
burn [device path]                        download and burns the latest treehouses image to the SD card or specified device
rebootneeded                              shows if reboot is required to apply changes
reboots <now|in|cron>                     reboots at given frequency | removes it if reboot task active
internet [reverse]                        checks if the rpi has access to internet
services                                  executes the given command on the specified service
   <available|installed [full]>           list available, and installed services
   <ports|running [full]>                 list ports used by services and services running
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   [kolibri]      <up>                    Kolibri is a learning platform using DJango
   [nextcloud]    <start>                 Nextcloud is a safe home for all your data, files, etc
   [netdata]      <restart>               Netdata is a distributed, real-time performance and health monitoring for systems
   [mastodon]     <stop>                  Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server
   [moodle]       <down>                  Moodle is a learning management system built in PHP
   [pihole]       <cleanup>               Pi-hole is a DNS sinkhole that protects your devices from unwanted content
   [privatebin]   <autorun [true|false]>  PrivateBin is a minimalist, open source online pastebin
   [portainer]    <url [local|tor]>       Portainer is a lightweight management UI for Docker environments
   [ntopng]       <info>                  Ntopng is a network traffic probe that monitors network usage
   [couchdb]      <size>                  CouchDB is an open-source document-oriented NoSQL database, implemented in Erlang
   [mariadb]      <icon>                  MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system
   [mongodb]      <port|ps>               MongoDB is a general purpose, distributed, document-based, NoSQL database
   [seafile]      <config>                Seafile is an open-source, cross-platform file-hosting software system
   [turtleblocksjs]                       TurtleBlocks is an activity with a Logo-inspired graphical "turtle" that draws colorful art
   [musicblocks]                          MusicBlocks is a programming language for exploring musical concepts in an fun way
   [minetest]                             Minetest is an open source infinite-world block sandbox game engine with survival and crafting
   [invoiceninja]                         Invoiceninja is the leading self-host platform to create invoices
   [librespeed]                           Librespeed is a very lightweight Speedtest implemented in Javascript
   [grocy]                                Grocy is a web-based, self-hosted groceries and household management utility for your home
   [dokuwiki]                             Dokuwiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software
   [bookstack]                            Bookstack is a free and open source Wiki designed for creating beautiful documentation
   [transmission]                         Transmission is a BitTorrent client with many powerful features
   [piwigo]                               Piwigo is a photo gallery software to publish and manage your collection of pictures
   [cloud9]                               cloud9 is a complete web based ide with terminal access
   [jellyfin]                             Jellyfin is a Free Software Media System that puts you in control of managing and streaming your media
   [pylon]                                Pylon is a web based integrated development environment built with Node.js as a backend
   [rutorrent]                            Rutorrent is a popular rtorrent client with a webui for ease of use
   [webssh]                               Webssh is a simple web application to be used as an ssh client to connect to your ssh servers
   [sysmon]                               Sysmon is an intuitive system performance monitoring and task management tool for servers
   [epaath]                               Epaath is an interactive educational activity
tor [list|ports|add|delete|deleteall]     deals with services on tor hidden network
bootoption <console|desktop> [autologin]  sets the boot mode
openvpn [use|show|delete]                 helps setting up an openvpn client
shadowsocks [list|add|enable|start]       manage shadowsocks, a socks5 proxy designed
            [enter|disable|stop|remove]   to "protect" your Internet traffic
coralenv [install|demo-on|demo-off]       plays with the coral environmental board
memory [total|used|free] [gb|mb]          displays the total memory of the device, the memory used as well as the available free memory
storage [total|used|free] [gb|mb|kb]      displays the total storage of the device, the storage used as well as the available free storage
temperature [celsius|fahrenheit|kelvin]   displays raspberry pi's CPU temperature
speedtest                                 tests internet download and upload speed
camera [on|off|detect|capture|record]     enables and disables camera, detects camera module version, captures photo, records video
picture [file|url]                        displays a picture in the terminal
cron [list|add|delete|deleteall]          adds, deletes a custom cron job or deletes, lists all cron jobs
     [0W|tor|timestamp]                   adds premade cron job (or removes it if already active)
usb [on|off]                              turns usb ports on or off
redirect [add|list|remove|start]          redirects internet hostnames to rpi
remote <check|status|upgrade|services>    helps with treehouses remote android app
log <0|1|2|3|4|show|max>                  gets/sets log level and shows log
blocker <0|1|2|3|4||max>                  website blocking levels using /etc/hosts
sdbench                                   displays read and write speed of micro SD card
inspire [fact|joke|qotd|random]           displays quote based on user input
convert <input file> <output file>        converts video and audio files
gpio                                      displays raspberry pi model and corresponding GPIO ports
changelog [view|compare]                  displays the most recent changes to treehouses
magazines                                 downloads specific magazine issue as a pdf based on user input
   <available|downloaded>                 lists the available magazine types, lists downloaded magazines in a tree format
   <helloworld>       [all]               downloads all issues of magazine
   <hackspace>        [latest]            downloads latest issue of magazine
   <magpi>            [number]            downloads issue [number] of magazine
   <wireframe>        [list]              lists downloaded magazines in tree format of specific magazine
                      [url]               shows the homepage URL of magazine
resolution <cea|dmt [modes]>              sets the screen resolution depending on the attached display device
system [cpu|ram|disk|volt|temperature]    display real system informations
message                                   sends message to chat service
   <gitter>  <apitoken|authorize>         sets api/channel info in config file 
             <send|show|read|mark>        sends/recieves messages in gitter
   <slack>   <apitoken|channels>          sets api/channel info in config file 
             <send|show|read|mark>        sends/recieves messages in slack
   <discord> <apitoken|authorize>         sets api/channel info in config file
shutdown [now|in|force]                   shutdown the system

Additional README's

Add a new feature

Feel free to make a pull request to our repository. Remember the following files will have to be updated to add a feature:

/modules/help.sh       # help text
README.md              # readme
_treehouses            # tabcompletion
/modules/<featurefile> # bash
/tests/<featurefile>   # bash bats tests

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