In this section you will learn how to install and configure the Anchore CLI. The Anchore CLI provides a command line interface on top of the Anchore Engine REST API. THe Anchore CLI is published as a Python Package that can be installed from source from the Python PyPI package repository on any platform supporting PyPi. Using the Anchore CLI users can manage and inspect images, policies, subscriptions, and registries.
Installing Anchore CLI on CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sudo yum install -y epel-release sudo yum install -y python-pip pip install --user --upgrade anchorecli
Installing Anchore CLI on Debian and Ubuntu
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-pip pip install --user --upgrade anchorecli
Installing Anchore CLI on Mac osX
sudo easy_install pip pip install --user --upgrade anchorecli
Installing the Anchore CLI from source
git clone https://github.com/anchore/anchore-cli cd anchore-cli pip install --user --upgrade .
Setting the Path
Once installed the anchore-cli utility has been installed you may need to adjust your PATH to ensure that the anchore-cli executable is in the user’s path.
The install location is system dependent, governed by PIP and may vary based the distribution on which you are running. The most common default locations are:
- Apple macOS: $HOME/Library/Python/2.7/bin
- Linux: $/HOME/.local/bin
You can verify the install location by running the following command:
$ python -m site --user-base /home/myusername/.local
Executable files installed by pip –user will be placed in the bin sub directory.
Once the Anchore CLI has been installed it now should be configured to access Anchore Enterprise.
To begin, go to Configuring the Anchore CLI.
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