influx - InfluxDB command line interface

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.0 is the latest stable version. See the equivalent InfluxDB v2.0 documentation: influx - InfluxDB command line interface.

The influx command line interface (CLI) provides an interactive shell for the HTTP API associated with influxd. Use influx to write data (manually or from a file), query data interactively, and view query output in different formats.


influx [flags]


-versionDisplay the version and exit
-url-prefixPath to add to the URL after the host and port. Specifies a custom endpoint to connect to.
-hostHTTP address of InfluxDB (default: http://localhost:8086)
-portPort to connect to
-socketUnix socket to connect to
-databaseDatabase to connect to the server
-passwordPassword to connect to the server. Leaving blank will prompt for password (--password '').
-usernameUsername to connect to the server
-sslUse https for requests
-unsafesslSet this when connecting to the cluster using https
-executeExecute command and quit
-typeSpecify the query language for executing commands or when invoking the REPL.
-formatSpecify the format of the server responses: json, csv, or column
-precisionSpecify the format of the timestamp: rfc3339, h, m, s, ms, u or ns
-consistencySet write consistency level: any, one, quorum, or all
-prettyTurns on pretty print for JSON format
-importImport a previous database export from file
-ppsPoints per second the import will allow. The default is 0 and will not throttle importing.
-pathPath to file to import
-compressedSet to true if the import file is compressed

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