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    Azure Functions CLI

    The Azure Functions CLI provides a local development experience for creating, developing, testing, running, and debugging Azure Functions.


    NOTE: This package only currently works on Windows, since the underlying Functions Host is not yet cross-platform. You can upvote this GitHub issue if you're interested in running on other platforms: make the Azure Functions CLI cross platform.

    To install globally:

    npm i -g azure-functions-cli


    The package sets up the following global aliases:



    The CLI commands have the following basic structure:

    func [context] [context] <action> [-/--options]

    Output can be found at %temp%\LogFiles.


    azure        For Azure login and working with Function Apps on Azure
    function     For local function settings and actions
    functionapp  For local function app settings and actions
    host         For local Functions host settings and actions
    settings     For local settings for your Functions host

    Top-level actions

    func init    Create a new Function App in the current folder. Initializes git repo.
    func run     Run a function directly

    Azure actions

    Actions in the "azure" context require logging in to Azure.

    func azure
    Usage: func azure [context] <action> [-/--options]
    account        For Azure account and subscriptions settings and actions
    functionapp    For Azure Function App settings and actions
    storage        For Azure Storage settings and actions
    subscriptions  For Azure account and subscriptions settings and actions
    get-publish-username  Get the source control publishing username for a Function App in Azure
    set-publish-password  Set the source control publishing password for a Function App in Azure
    login                 Log in to an Azure account. Can also do "func azure login"
    logout                Log out of Azure account. Can also do "func azure logout"
    portal                Launch default browser with link to the current app in
    func azure account
    Usage: func azure account <action> [-/--options]
    set <subscriptionId> Set the active subscription
    list  List subscriptions for the logged in user
    func azure functionapp
    Usage: func azure functionapp <action> [-/--options]
    enable-git-repo     Enable git repository on your Azure-hosted Function App
    fetch-app-settings  Retrieve App Settings from your Azure-hosted Function App and store locally. Alias: fetch
    list                List all Function Apps in the selected Azure subscription

    The func azure storage list command will show storage accounts in the selected subscription. You can then set up a connection string locally with this storage account name using func settings add-storage-account.

    func azure storage
    Usage: func Azure Storage <action> [-/--options]
    list  List all Storage Accounts in the selected Azure subscription

    Local actions

    Actions that are not in the "azure" context operate on the local environment. For instance, func settings list will show the app settings for the current function app.

    func settings
    Usage: func settings [context] <action> [-/--options]
    add                  Add new local app setting to appsettings.json
    add-storage-account  Add a local app setting using the value from an Azure Storage account. Requires Azure login.
    decrypt              Decrypt the local settings file
    delete               Remove a local setting
    encrypt              Encrypt the local settings file
    list                 List local settings
    func function
    Usage: func function [context] <action> [-/--options]
    create  Create a new Function from a template, using the Yeoman generator
    run     Run a function directly

    For consistency, the func init command can also be invoked via func function app init.

    func functionapp init

    Default Directories

    • CurrentDirectory: is the default directory the functions runtime looks for functions in.
    • %TMP%\LogFiles\Application\Functions: is the default directory for logs. It mirrors the logs directory on Azure as well.


    This project is under the benevolent umbrella of the .NET Foundation and is licensed under the MIT License

    This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

    Contact Us

    For questions on Azure Functions or the CLI, you can ask questions here:

    File bugs at Azure Functions CLI repo on GitHub.




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