The command line interface for deploying applications to the Modulus hosting platform.
To install the Modulus CLI, simply npm install it globally.
$ npm install -g modulus
Using the CLI is easy.
Usage: modulus <command> <param1> <param2>
At any point you can run the help command to get a full list of commands and how to use them.
You can also send feedback directly to Modulus using the contact command. Make sure your message is enclosed in double quotes (eg. “Your message”).
$ modulus contact "This is feedback from the CLI!"
To start, you may need an account. Using the signup command, you can quickly create an account to get things rolling. It will prompt you for a few required pieces of information then set up an account.
$ modulus signup
Once you have an account, you need to log in. Running the login command will prompt you for your Modulus credentials or if you have linked your GitHub account in the web portal (under account settings) you can use the --github flag to login using your GitHub credentials. This keeps a session open so you can run commands under your account and the session will not be closed unless you run the logout command or log in with a different account.
$ modulus login
You can also reset your password.
$ modulus resetPassword
And to logout:
$ modulus logout
It is possible to invoke commands that require authentication without logging into a user account by using API tokens. This is especially useful when automating actions such as deploys or sharing a Modulus project with multiple developers without sharing a user name and password.
$ modulus token create
API Tokens use the
MODULUS_TOKEN environment variable and can be used with any
command that requires authentication.
$ MODULUS_TOKEN=API-TOKEN modulus deploy
Manage the API tokens that you have created using the list and remove commands.
$ modulus token list $ modulus token remove API-TOKEN
Once logged in, you are ready to create a project. This is done with the project create command, and all that is required is a name.
$ modulus project create
You can optionally pass in the name with project create.
$ modulus project create "Lizard Locator"
You can also delete a project with project delete. Add the -p option to pass in a project name.
$ modulus project delete
To deploy an application to your new project, you can use either the project deploy command or its shorter sidekick, deploy. This command will take all the contents of your current directory, zip them up and deploy them. Once the deploy has started, the progress will be displayed. When the deploy completes, you have a running application on Modulus. You can redeploy a new version of the project at any time using the same process.
$ cd my/project/directory modulus deploy
The project's logs will be streamed in real-time during a deploy. You should see some information about Modulus' activity, as well as the npm install process.
You can also pass in a directory as a command argument, if you do not want to deploy the current directory.
$ modulus deploy my/project/directory
If you know which project you want to deploy to, you can use the -p option and provide the name of the project you would like to deploy to.
$ modulus deploy -p "Lizard Locator" my/project/directory
You can specify the node and npm version that your Node.js/Meteor application will use.
For Node.js projects, you can specify this within the engines block in the
To specify the node and npm versions on Meteor projects you can deploy with the --node-version and --npm-version flags
$ modulus deploy -p "Lizard Locator" --node-version 4.4.3 --npm-version 3.10.5
Meteor projects can set the --debug flag on deploys.
$ modulus deploy -p "Lizard Locator" --debug
To start, stop, or restart a project, use:
$ modulus project start $ modulus project stop $ modulus project restart
The -p option is available with these commands as well.
To scale a project to use multiple servos in a single infrastructure/region, you can use project scale .
$ modulus project scale 2
For multiple infrastructure providers and regions, you need more details.
$ modulus project scale aws.us-east-1a=1 joyent.us-east-1=1
Note that existing scale options are overwritten with this command. For example, if a project is scaled to Digital Ocean, this will remove the Digital Ocean servos and you'll end up with 1 in AWS and 1 in Joyent.
You can now also view all of your servos with servo list.
$ modulus servo list
And you can restart a single servo with servo restart.
$ modulus servo restart
The -i option allows you to specify a servo id.
$ modulus servo restart -i SERVO-ID
The CLI also provides an easy way to manage a project’s environment variables. You can start with listing your current variables with the env list command.
$ modulus env list
To add a new variable, use the env set command. It takes two parameters, name and value. This command can also be used to change the value of an existing variable.
$ modulus env set DB_AUTH 12345
If you have no need for a variable anymore, you can provide the env delete command with a name and it will be removed from the project.
$ modulus env delete DB_AUTH
At any time, if you want to view the value of a single variable, use the env get command. It takes a name parameter and will display the value of the variable of the name you specify.
Once logged in, you can create a MongoDB database. This is done with the mongo create command, and all that is required is a name.
$ modulus mongo create
You can optionally pass in the name with mongo create.
$ modulus mongo create "Lizard Locator DB"
Once a database has been created a user should be added to it. Use the mongo user create command to create a database user.
$ modulus mongo user create
After logging in, you can set up add-ons for your project. To add an add-on to a project, use addons add:
$ modulus addons add keen:developer
Remove add-ons using addons remove:
$ modulus addons list $ modulus addons remove keen
In times when you need to check up on your projects, you can view the project's logs. This is done with the project logs command, which supports the -p option.
$ modulus project logs -p "Lizard Locator"
While these logs are not streamed directly to the CLI, the logs themselves are updated in real-time, so anytime you retrieve them they are current. To stream your project's logs, you can use logs tail.
$ modulus project logs tail
The status command allows you to view the status of Modulus as set on status.modulus.io.
$ modulus status
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