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Torque CLI

This tool streamlines the YAML development process by validating changes in real-time and allowing the execution of test environments directly from the development branch, without needing to first merge the changes to production.


There are two ways to use torque-cli:

  • Install torque-cli as a .NET tool. In this case you need to have dotnet (version 7.0 or higher) installed. To install dotnet, follow the link:

    dotnet tool install -g torque-cli
  • Run torque-cli as a docker container:

    docker run -it qtorque/torque-cli:latest

To mount your local torque config file:

docker run -it qtorque/torque-cli:latest -v ~/.torque:/root/.torque/ # 


To allow the torque-cli to authenticate with Torque, you must provide several parameters:

  • Space: The Torque space to use
  • Repository: (Optional) Represents the name of the git repository containing the bleprints and IaC files that will be used when calling Torque
  • Token: The easiest way to generate a token is via the Torque UI.
    1. In your space, go to Settings > Integrations.
    2. Click Connect under any of the CI tools.
    3. Click New Token to get an API token.

The Token, Space and Repository parameters can be provided via a special command line flags (--token, --space, and --repo, respectively). You can also conveniently place these parameters in a config file relative to your user folder, so they don't need to be provided each time.

The config file can be created and managed using the interactive torque config command. The CLI supports multiple profiles, and you can switch between them by setting the active profile for ease of use. To use a non-active profile, the --profile_ command-line flag needs to be used to specify the profile name.

To add a new profile or update an existing one, run torque config set and follow the on-screen directions. To see all profiles, run torque config list and the command will output a table of all the profiles that are currently configured.

Example output:

$ torque config list
Torque user profiles

Active │ Profile Name │ Space │ Repository │ Token
+ │ demo │ sample │ │ ******r-aI
test │ dev │ myrepo │ ******masd

If a profile is no longer needed, you can remove it by running: torque config remove <profile-name>

The torque config command saves the config file relative to your home user directory ('~/.torque/config.yml' on Mac and Linux or in the '%UserProfile%\.torque\config.yaml' file on Windows). To place the config file in a different location, specify that location via an environment variable:

$ export TORQUE_CONFIG_PATH=/path/to/file

You can also provide the different parameters as environment variables instead of using the config file:

export TORQUE_TOKEN = xxxzzzyyy
export TORQUE_SPACE = demo_space
# Optional
export TORQUE_REPO_NAME = my_repo

Additional environment variables

It is possible to switch the client to a different Torque instance setting custom API endpoint:

export TORQUE_URL = ""

Basic Usage

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There are some basic actions Torque CLI currently allows you to perform:

  • Validate a blueprint (using the torque bp validate command)
  • Get a list of blueprints (via torque bp list)
  • Start an environment (via torque env start)

To see the help files, run:

$ torque --help

It will give you detailed output with usage:

$ torque -h

torque bp get MyBp
torque bp list
torque env start demo --duration=100 --name=MyDemoEnv
torque env get
torque env end qwdj4jr9smf

-h, --help Prints help information
-v, --version Prints version information

blueprint Get, List, Validate blueprints
environment Start, End, View Torque environments
config List, Add and Modify user profiles
agent List, associate agents
space Create, delete spaces, connect repo to space

You can get additional help information for a particular command by including the --help flag after the command name, like:

$ torque env -h
Start, End, View Torque environments.

torque environment [OPTIONS] <COMMAND>

torque env start demo --duration=100 --name=MyDemoEnv
torque env get
torque env end qwdj4jr9smf
torque env list --show-ended
torque env extend qwdj4jr9smf --duration 120

-h, --help Prints help information

start <BLUEPRINT-NAME> Start Environment
get <ENVIRONMENT-ID> Get Environment Details
end <ENVIRONMENT-ID> End Torque Environment
list List Torque Environment
extend <ENVIRONMENT-ID> Extend Torque Environment