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CLI for managing Pact plugins

This project provides a command line interface to manage and install Pact plugins. It is a single executable binary.

Command line interface​

Running pact-plugin-cli without any options displays the standard help.

$ pact-plugin-cli
CLI utility for Pact plugins

Usage: pact-plugin-cli [OPTIONS] <COMMAND>

Commands:
list List installed plugins
env Print out the Pact plugin environment config
install Install a plugin
remove Remove a plugin
enable Enable a plugin version
disable Disable a plugin version
help Print this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)

Options:
-y, --yes Automatically answer Yes for all prompts
-d, --debug Enable debug level logs
-t, --trace Enable trace level logs
-v, --version Print CLI version
-h, --help Print help

Displaying environment configuration​

The env command will display any environment configuration that is being used.

$ pact-plugin-cli env
┌──────────────────┬─────────────────────┬────────────────────────────┐
│ Configuration ┆ Source ┆ Value │
╞══════════════════╪═════════════════════╪════════════════════════════╡
│ Plugin Directory ┆ $HOME/.pact/plugins ┆ /home/ronald/.pact/plugins │
└──────────────────┴─────────────────────┴────────────────────────────┘

Listing installed plugins​

Running the list command will list installed plugins.

$ pact-plugin-cli list
┌──────────┬─────────┬───────────────────┬───────────────────────────────────────────┬─────────┐
│ Name ┆ Version ┆ Interface Version ┆ Directory ┆ Status │
╞══════════╪═════════╪═══════════════════╪═══════════════════════════════════════════╪═════════╡
│ csv ┆ 0.0.1 ┆ 1 ┆ /home/ronald/.pact/plugins/csv-0.0.1 ┆ enabled │
├╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌┼╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌┼╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌┼╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌┼╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌╌┤
│ protobuf ┆ 0.1.7 ┆ 1 ┆ /home/ronald/.pact/plugins/protobuf-0.1.7 ┆ enabled │
└──────────┴─────────┴───────────────────┴───────────────────────────────────────────┴─────────┘

Enabling and disabling a plugin version​

The disable command will disable a version of a plugin, while the enable command will enable it again.

$ pact-plugin-cli enable --help
Enable a plugin version

Usage: pact-plugin-cli enable <NAME> [VERSION]

Arguments:
<NAME> Plugin name
[VERSION] Plugin version. Not required if there is only one plugin version

Options:
-h, --help Print help

It requires the plugin name and version. If there is only a single version, the version value can be omitted.

Removing a plugin version​

A particular version of a plugin can be removed with the remove command. It requires the plugin name and version. If there is only a single version, the version value can be omitted.

$ pact-plugin-cli remove --help
Remove a plugin

Usage: pact-plugin-cli remove [OPTIONS] <NAME> [VERSION]

Arguments:
<NAME> Plugin name
[VERSION] Plugin version. Not required if there is only one plugin version

Options:
-y, --yes Automatically answer Yes for all prompts
-h, --help Print help

This will prompt to confirm the removal of the plugin, but that can be overridden with the -y,-yes option.

$ pact-plugin-cli -y remove csv
Removed plugin with name 'csv' and version '0.0.1'

Installing a plugin​

The install command can download and install a plugin from a GitHub release page. It will work out the correct operating system and architecture required. If there are SHA256 digests of the download files, it will also check the digest against the downloaded one.

$ pact-plugin-cli install --help
Install a plugin

A plugin can be either installed from a URL, or for a known plugin, by name (and optionally version).

Usage: pact-plugin-cli install [OPTIONS] <SOURCE>

Arguments:
<SOURCE>
Where to fetch the plugin files from. This should be a URL or the name of a known plugin

Options:
-t, --source-type <SOURCE_TYPE>
The type of source to fetch the plugin files from. Will default to Github releases.

Valid values: github

-y, --yes
Automatically answer Yes for all prompts

-s, --skip-if-installed
Skip installing the plugin if the same version is already installed

-v, --version <VERSION>
The version to install. This is only used for known plugins

-h, --help
Print help (see a summary with '-h')

You can point it to a release version, of use the latest link to download the latest version. I.e., for the Protobuf plugin, https://github.com/pactflow/pact-protobuf-plugin/releases/tag/v-0.1.7 will install version 0.1.7, while https://github.com/pactflow/pact-protobuf-plugin/releases/latest will install the latest version.

If the version of the plugin has already been installed, it will prompt to delete the existing one first. That can be overridden with the -y, -yes option.

To skip installing the plugin if the version is already installed, use the -s, --skip-if-installed option.

Example of installing the CSV plugin:

$ pact-plugin-cli -y install https://github.com/pact-foundation/pact-plugins/releases/tag/csv-plugin-0.0.1
Installing plugin csv version 0.0.1
Downloaded https://github.com/pact-foundation/pact-plugins/releases/download/csv-plugin-0.0.1/pact-csv-plugin-linux-x86_64.gz to /home/ronald/.pact/plugins/csv-0.0.1/pact-csv-plugin-linux-x86_64.gz
[00:00:03] [#######################################################################################################################################################################] 3.43MiB/3.43MiB (973.64KiB/s, 0s)
Downloaded https://github.com/pact-foundation/pact-plugins/releases/download/csv-plugin-0.0.1/pact-csv-plugin-linux-x86_64.gz.sha256 to /home/ronald/.pact/plugins/csv-0.0.1/pact-csv-plugin-linux-x86_64.gz.sha256
[00:00:00] [#############################################################################################################################################################################] 115B/115B (185.98KiB/s, 0s)
Installed plugin csv version 0.0.1 OK

Installing​

The CLI executable can be downloaded from the GitHub release page (i.e., https://github.com/pact-foundation/pact-plugins/releases/tag/pact-plugin-cli-v0.0.0). There will be a file for each major OS and architecture. It just needs to be unzipped (using gunzip) and made executable on Unix.

❯ wget https://github.com/pact-foundation/pact-plugins/releases/download/pact-plugin-cli-v0.0.0/pact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64.gz
--2022-06-03 13:45:17-- https://github.com/pact-foundation/pact-plugins/releases/download/pact-plugin-cli-v0.0.0/pact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64.gz
Resolving github.com (github.com)... 52.64.108.95
Connecting to github.com (github.com)|52.64.108.95|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://objects.githubusercontent.com/github-production-release-asset-2e65be/388319964/c0202f1f-b189-4e75-b45b-9d43acf1c632?X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWNJYAX4CSVEH53A%2F20220603%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20220603T034441Z&X-Amz-Expires=300&X-Amz-Signature=3a5c7f7a54288897a0f89c2c186e16da08cfcc6969c90f4f5535d4fc2dd0f68a&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&actor_id=0&key_id=0&repo_id=388319964&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3Dpact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64.gz&response-content-type=application%2Foctet-stream [following]
--2022-06-03 13:45:17-- https://objects.githubusercontent.com/github-production-release-asset-2e65be/388319964/c0202f1f-b189-4e75-b45b-9d43acf1c632?X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWNJYAX4CSVEH53A%2F20220603%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20220603T034441Z&X-Amz-Expires=300&X-Amz-Signature=3a5c7f7a54288897a0f89c2c186e16da08cfcc6969c90f4f5535d4fc2dd0f68a&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&actor_id=0&key_id=0&repo_id=388319964&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3Dpact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64.gz&response-content-type=application%2Foctet-stream
Resolving objects.githubusercontent.com (objects.githubusercontent.com)... 185.199.108.133, 185.199.109.133, 185.199.110.133, ...
Connecting to objects.githubusercontent.com (objects.githubusercontent.com)|185.199.108.133|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 6186448 (5.9M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘pact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64.gz’

pact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64.gz 100%[=======================================================================================================================================>] 5.90M 3.89MB/s in 1.5s

2022-06-03 13:45:19 (3.89 MB/s) - ‘pact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64.gz’ saved [6186448/6186448]

❯ gunzip pact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64.gz
❯ chmod +x pact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64
❯ ./pact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64
pact-plugin-cli 0.0.0
CLI utility for Pact plugins

USAGE:
pact-plugin-cli-linux-x86_64 [OPTIONS] <SUBCOMMAND>

OPTIONS:
-d, --debug Enable debug level logs
-h, --help Print help information
-V, --version Print version information
-y, --yes Automatically answer Yes for all prompts

SUBCOMMANDS:
disable Disable a plugin version
enable Enable a plugin version
env Print out the Pact plugin environment config
help Print this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)
install Install a plugin
list List installed plugins
remove Remove a plugin

Installing using cargo​

The executable can also be installed using the Rust Cargo command.

❯ cargo install pact-plugin-cli

Building​

Executable is built using cargo.

Requirements​

Requires Rust 1.61 or later.