The Apollo CLI
The Apollo CLI provides useful commands for interacting with every component of the Apollo platform, including Apollo Client, Apollo Server, and Apollo Graph Manager.
The Apollo CLI is available as an npm package.
If your project uses
npm, we recommend installing the Apollo CLI locally by adding it to your project's
devDependencies, like so:
npm install -D apollo
This helps make sure that all of your project's collaborators have the same version of the CLI installed.
You can install the CLI globally in your development environment with the following command:
npm install -g apollo
Most of the Apollo CLI's commands are in the following namespaces:
apollo client:codegen) for interactions involving Apollo Client and Graph Manager
apollo service:check) for interactions involving Apollo Server and Graph Manager
For a full list of commands in a particular namespace, use the
apollo help command:
npxfrom the example commands below if you installed the Apollo CLI globally.
$ npx apollo help client Check a client project against a pushed service USAGE $ apollo client:COMMAND COMMANDS client:check Check a client project against a pushed service client:codegen Generate static types for GraphQL queries. Can use the published schema in Apollo Engine or a downloaded schema. client:download-schema Download a schema from engine or a GraphQL endpoint. client:extract Extract queries from a client client:push Register operations with Apollo, adding them to the safelist
You can also obtain the full set of options for an individual command like so:
$ npx apollo help client:codegen