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@arcblock/forge-cli v0.22.0

a general set of CLI for arcblock Forge framework


A general set of easy to use command line tools for ArcBlock engineers


  • Linux/Mac Command Line, iTerm is recommended.
  • Node.js: npm/yarn, please install using nvm, v10+


npm install -g @arcblock/forge-cli

Now forge command is available to all new shell sessions.


v0.6.5 is a breaking change release, please rm -rf ~/.forge_cli before run forge init.

Run forge and get available options and subcommands.

❯ forge
Usage: forge [options] [command]

  -v, --verbose                 Output runtime logs when execute the command, used for debug
  -r, --release-dir             Forge release directory path (unzipped), use your own copy forge release
  -c, --config-path             Forge config used when starting forge node and initializing gRPC clients
  -g, --socket-grpc             Socket gRPC endpoint to connect, with this you can use forge-cli with a remote node
  -h, --help                    output usage information

  account:create                Interactively create an account, guarded by a passphrase
  account:delete <address>      Delete an account by address
  account <address>             Get an account info by address
  account:list [role]           List all accounts stored in this node, role=[all], default role is all
  block [options] [height]      Get the block info from the running node
  help <subcommand>             Show help of a sub command
  version                       Output version for all components, including forge-cli, forge, storage and consensus engine
  config                        Read and display forge config
  declare:node                  Declare the current node to be a validator candidate
  init [options] [version]      Download and setup forge release on this machine
  join <endpoint>               Join a network by providing an forge web graphql endpoint to fetch config
  logs|log [type]               Show logs for various forge components
  ps                            List application status for forge (includes tendermint and ipfs)
  restart [app]                 Restart the forge managed applications: core/app/tendermint/ipfs
  simulate|simulator [action]   Start/stop simulator and generate some random data
  start                         Start forge as a daemon in the background
  state|status [type]           List the information of the chain and the node, chain|core|net|validator|web
  stop                          Stop the forge daemon (forge-core, forge-app, consensus engine, storage engine)
  web [options] [action]        Start or stop the web UI of running forge node
  download [options] [version]  Download a forge release without activate it
  list|ls                       List forge releases installed locally
  use [version]                 Active an already downloaded forge release
  tx [hash]                     Get a tx detail and display
  tx:list                       List latest transactions
  checkin|poke                  Send a poke tx to the network to get tokens for test
  tx:send                       Send a signed tx to the network
  tx:sign                       Sign a transaction (base64) according to sender’s wallet
  stake [options] [show]        Stake to various entities: node/user/asset
  unstake                       Revert stakes to various entities


  Be sure to initialize before running any other commands
  > forge init

  Curious about how to use a subcommand?
  > forge help block


How to start forge with custom config or release directory?

Developer can provide different forge config file path and forge release directory at will.

  • forge config file path can be provided with $FORGE_CONFIG, or --config-path
  • forge release dir can be provided with $FORGE_RELEASE_DIR, or --release-dir

And these 2 options can be combined to meet any developer needs to start forge with different config or release.

Here is my configuration to test latest forge master:

export FORGE_RELEASE_DIR=$HOME/Develop/arcblock/forge/_build/staging/rel

When I test with latest forge release:

export FORGE_RELEASE_DIR=$HOME/.forge_cli/release

When I need to start forge with simple custom config:

export FORGE_CONFIG=/PATH_TO/examples/simple/forge.toml

When I need to start forge with nodejs kvstore example config:

export FORGE_CONFIG=/PATH_TO/examples/kvstore/config/forge.toml
export FORGE_SDK_SETUP_SCRIPT=/PATH_TO/examples/kvstore/config/setup.js


git clone
make init
cd packages/forge-cli
ln -s ./bin/forge /usr/local/bin/forge

Or you can add ./bin folder to your $PATH.

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