influx - InfluxDB command line interface

Warning! This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB, which is no longer actively developed. InfluxDB v1.8 is the most recent stable version of InfluxDB.

The influx command line interface (CLI) includes commands to manage many aspects of InfluxDB, including databases, organizations, users, and tasks.


influx [flags]


Flag Description
-version Display the version and exit
-host HTTP address of InfluxDB (default: http://localhost:8086)
-port Port to connect to
-socket Unix socket to connect to
-databasedatabase name`` Database to connect to the server
-passwordpassword`` Password to connect to the server. Leaving blank will prompt for password (–password “).
-usernameusername` 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