kafka-console

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Kafka CLI tool

Command line tool to sufficiently and easy work with Kafka

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Features

  • Producer
  • Consumer groups with seek and timeout
  • Built-in message encoders/decoders with types: json, js, raw
  • Custom message encoders/decoders as a js module
  • Message headers
  • GZIP compression
  • Plain, SSL and SASL_SSL implementations
  • Admin client
  • TypeScript support

Installing

npm install -g kafka-console

Examples

Common options

  -b, --brokers <brokers>                bootstrap server host (default: "localhost:9092")
  -l, --log-level <logLevel>             log level
  -t, --timeout <timeout>                set a timeout of operation (default: "0")
  -p, --pretty                           pretty print json
  --ssl                                  enable ssl (default: false)
  --mechanism <mechanism>                sasl mechanism
  --username <username>                  sasl username
  --password <password>                  sasl password
  --auth-id <authId>                     sasl aws authorization identity
  --access-key-id <accessKeyId>          sasl aws access key id
  --secret-access-key <secretAccessKey>  sasl aws secret access key
  --session-token <seccionToken>         sasl aws session token
  --oauth-bearer <oauthBearer>           sasl oauth bearer token
  -V, --version                          output the version number
  -h, --help                             display help for command

Commands

  consume [options] <topic>              Consume kafka topic events
  produce [options] <topic>              Produce kafka topic events
  metadata                               Displays kafka server metadata
  list|ls [options]                      Lists kafka topics
  config [options]                       Describes config for specific resource
  create <topic>                         Creates kafka topic
  delete <topic>                         Deletes kafka topic
  help [command]                         display help for command

Consumer

kcli consume [options] <topic>

Options

  -g, --group <group>      consumer group name
  -f, --format <format>    message type decoding json, js, raw (default: "json")
  -o, --output <filename>  write output to specified filename
  -a, --from-beginning     read messages from the beginning (default: false)
  -c, --count <count>      a number of messages to read (default: null)
  -s, --skip <skip>        a number of messages to skip (default: 0)
  -h, --help               display help for command

General usage with authentication

kcli consume $KAFKA_TOPIC -g $KAFKA_TOPIC_GROUP -b $KAFKA_BROKERS --ssl --mechanism plain --username $KAFKA_USERNAME --password $KAFKA_PASSWORD

Stdout jq example

kcli consume $KAFKA_TOPIC | jq .value

Custom data formatter example

kcli consume $KAFKA_TOPIC --format ./formatter/avro.js | jq

Producer

kcli produce [options] <topic>

Options

  -f, --format <format>   message format encoding json, js, raw (default: "json")
  -i, --input <filename>  input filename
  -d, --delay <delay>     delay in ms after event emitting (default: 0)
  -h, --header <header>   set a static header (default: [])
  --help                  display help for command

General usage

kcli produce $KAFKA_TOPIC -b $KAFKA_BROKERS --ssl --mechanism plain --username $KAFKA_USERNAME --password $KAFKA_PASSWORD

Produce a json data from stdin with custom formatter

cat payload.txt|kcli produce $KAFKA_TOPIC --format ./formatter/avro.js

Produce a json data from stdin

node payloadGenerator.js|kcli produce $KAFKA_TOPIC

Produce a json array data from stdin

cat payload.json|jq -r -c .[]|kcli produce $KAFKA_TOPIC

Payload single message input interface

interface Payload {
  key?: string; // kafka
  value: any;
  headers?: { [key: string]: value };
}

Formatters

export interface Encoder<T> {
  (value: T): Promise<string | Buffer> | string | Buffer;
}

export interface Decoder<T> {
  (value: Buffer): Promise<T> | T;
}

export interface Formatter<T> {
  encode: Encoder<T>;
  decode: Decoder<T>;
}

Environment

  • KAFKA_BROKERS
  • KAFKA_TIMEOUT
  • KAFKA_MECHANISM
  • KAFKA_USERNAME
  • KAFKA_PASSWORD
  • KAFKA_AUTH_ID
  • KAFKA_ACCESS_KEY_ID
  • KAFKA_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY
  • KAFKA_SESSION_TOKEN
  • KAFKA_OAUTH_BEARER

License

License The MIT License Copyright (c) 2024 Ivan Zakharchanka

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