influx CLI release notes

v2.1.0 [2021-07-29]

New repository

This is the initial release of the influx CLI from the influxdata/influx-cli GitHub repository.

Breaking changes

influx write skip-header parsing

To simplify the CLI parser, the write command no longer supports --skipHeader as short-hand for --skipHeader 1.

Stricter input validation for influx template commands

The apply, export, and stacks commands now raise errors when CLI options fail to parse instead of silently discarding bad inputs. This change was made to help users debug when their commands fail to execute as expected.

Server-side template summarization and validation

The template and template validate commands now use an API request to the server to perform their logic, instead of performing the work on the client-side. Offline summarization and validation is no longer supported. This change was made to avoid significant code duplication between influxdb and influx CLI, and to allow server-side template logic to evolve without requiring coordinated CLI changes.

influx stacks --json output conventions

The output of influx stacks --json previously used an UpperCamelCase naming convention for most keys. The command now uses lowerCamelCase consistently for all objects keys, matching the schema returned by the API.


  • Add global --http-debug flag to all influx commands to help inspect communication with InfluxDB servers.
  • Update bucket create to allow setting a schema type.
  • Update bucket list to display schema types.
  • Bind --skip-verify flag to the INFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY environment variable.
  • (InfluxDB Cloud only) Add [`buck
  • (InfluxDB OSS only) Updates to backup and restore:
    • Reimplement backup to support downloading embedded SQL store from InfluxDB 2.0 or later.
    • Add --compression flag to support GZIP compression of downloaded files.
    • Reimplement restore to support uploading embedded SQL store from InfluxDB v2.1.x.
  • (InfluxDB OSS only) Add --password flag to user password command to allow bypassing interactive prompt.

Bug fixes

  • Fix interactive password collection and color rendering in PowerShell.
  • org members list no longer hangs on organizations with more than 10 members.
  • Detect and warn when inputs to write contain standalone CR characters.
  • dashboards command now accepts --org flag, or falls back to default org in config.
  • Return a consistent error when responses fail to decode, including hints for OSS-only and Cloud-only commands.

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