cec) is a dedicated tool that packages authentication and files operations into an easy-to-use binary.
Latest binaries can be downloaded from here:
As with other API consumers, you first need to authenticate the cec against the server. This is done by using the following command
If you are on a desktop-based computer, a browser will be opened and once the authentication is finished, the application will automatically exchange the authorization code and save the authentication token. Otherwise, an URL is displayed in the console, that you must copy and paste to a browser to be able to manually get the authorization code.
If possible, depending on the OS and the available underlying libraries, the Authentication Token is stored in the local user Keyring. Also, it is automatically refreshed using the Refresh Token.
Note: OAuth2 support starts with Cells v2.0. If you are still using an earlier version (you should not!), use
cec configure client-auth command instead to use the OAuth2 Grant Type Password workflow.
As documented in the Command Line references, cec provides the following commands :
Available Commands: clear Clear current configuration completion Add auto-completion helper to Cells Client configure Configure a connection to a running server and locally persist credentials for later use cp Copy files from A to B within your remote server doc Generate documentation of the Cells Client help Help about any command idm Identity Management commands ls List files in your remote server mkdir Create folder(s) in the remote server mv Move and/or rename nodes on the server rm Trash files or folders scp Copy files from/to Cells storage DataSources management commands update Check for available updates and apply them version Show Cells Client version information
cec scp command, you can easily upload or download files to/from the Cells server. Its usage is similar to the terminal
scp command, except the Cells path must be identified by a
cells// prefix. Which gives for example :
Upload to server
./cec scp path/to/local/file cells//path/to/remote/file
Download from server
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./cec scp cells//path/to/remote/file path/to/local/file