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OpenShift command-line interface (CLI) Tools Overview

With the OpenShift CLI, the oc command, you can create applications and manage OpenShift Container Platform projects from a terminal.

The web console provides a comprehensive set of tools for managing your projects and applications. There are, however, some tasks that can only be performed using a command-line tool called oc.

The OpenShift CLI is ideal in the following situations:

  • Working directly with project source code

  • Scripting OpenShift Container Platform operations

  • Managing projects while restricted by bandwidth resources and the web console is unavailable

It is recommended that developers should be comfortable with simple command-line tasks and the the NERC's OpenShift command-line tool.