CLI overview

The CLI lets you execute common tasks against

Installing the CLI

The CLI can be installed in several ways. To set up everything automatically, execute the following script from the command line:

dotnet tool install --global Elmah.Io.Cli

or make sure to run on the latest version if you already have the CLI installed:

dotnet tool update --global Elmah.Io.Cli

If you prefer downloading the CLI as a zip you can download the latest version from GitHub. To clone and build the CLI manually, check out the instructions below.

Run the CLI

Run the CLI to get help:

elmahio --help

Help similar to this is outputted to the console:

  CLI for executing various actions against

  elmahio [options] [command]

  --version         Show version information
  -?, -h, --help    Show help and usage information

  export        Export log messages from a specified log
  log           Log a message to the specified log
  tail          Tail log messages from a specified log
  dataloader    Load 50 log messages into the specified log

Cloning the CLI

Create a new folder and git clone the repository:

git clone

Building the CLI

Navigate to the root repository of the code and execute the following command:

dotnet build

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