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influx - InfluxDB command line interface

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2 is the latest stable version. See the equivalent InfluxDB v2 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.

Usage

influx [flags]

Flags

FlagDescription
-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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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: