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influx - InfluxDB command line interface

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2 is the latest stable version. See the equivalent InfluxDB v2 documentation: influx - InfluxDB command line interface.

The influx command line interface (CLI) provides an interactive shell for the HTTP API associated with influxd. Use influx to write data (manually or from a file), query data interactively, and view query output in different formats.

Usage

influx [flags]

Flags

Flag Description
-version Display the version and exit
-url-prefix Path to add to the URL after the host and port. Specifies a custom endpoint to connect to.
-host HTTP address of InfluxDB (default: http://localhost:8086)
-port Port to connect to
-socket Unix socket to connect to
-database Database to connect to the server
-password Password to connect to the server. Leaving blank will prompt for password (--password '').
-username Username to connect to the server
-ssl Use https for requests
-unsafessl Set this when connecting to the cluster using https
-execute Execute command and quit
-type Specify the query language for executing commands or when invoking the REPL.
-format Specify the format of the server responses: json, csv, or column
-precision Specify the format of the timestamp: rfc3339, h, m, s, ms, u or ns
-consistency Set write consistency level: any, one, quorum, or all
-pretty Turns on pretty print for JSON format
-import Import a previous database export from file
-pps Points per second the import will allow. The default is 0 and will not throttle importing.
-path Path to file to import
-compressed Set to true if the import file is compressed

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: