Get started with the CLI (video tutorial)

Overview

Watch this tutorial to learn how to install and configure the Cloudinary CLI.

Video tutorial


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Tutorial contents

This tutorial presents the following topics. Click a timestamp to jump to that part of the video.

Check if Python is installed

Jump to this spot in the video  0:06 To use the Cloudinary CLI, you need Python 3.6 or later. You can install Python from https://www.python.org. The Python Package Installer (pip) is installed with it.

Install the Cloudinary CLI package

Jump to this spot in the video  0:10 To install the Cloudinary CLI, run:
pip3 install cloudinary-cli

Set up your environment variable

Jump to this spot in the video  0:25 To make all your cld commands point to your Cloudinary account, set up your CLOUDINARY_URL environment variable. Copy your account environment variable from the Account Details section of the Dashboard page in the Cloudinary console.
  • On Mac or Linux:
    export CLOUDINARY_URL=cloudinary://123456789012345:abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzA@cloud_name
  • On Windows:
    set CLOUDINARY_URL=cloudinary://123456789012345:abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzA@cloud_name

Check the configuration

Jump to this spot in the video  0:54 To check the configuration, run:
cld config

Run the help command

Jump to this spot in the video  1:04 For a list of commands, enter:
cld --help

Run the admin command

Jump to this spot in the video  1:09 To see the available admin API methods, enter:
cld admin

Run the uploader command

Jump to this spot in the video  1:22 To see the available upload API methods, enter:
cld uploader

Run the search command

Jump to this spot in the video  1:31 To show the usage for the search API, enter:
cld search --help

Upload a video

Jump to this spot in the video  1:40 Upload the video, CLI_setup.mp4, setting the public ID and folder options:
cld uploader upload CLI_setup.mp4 public_id=setup folder=cli_video

Watch the uploaded video

Jump to this spot in the video  2:11 Use the url command to open a video in a browser:
cld url -rt video -o cli_video/setup

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