Artifact CLI reference

Note: Artifacts are a beta feature and are available on request. Using Artifacts during the beta period is free. Once the artifacts system is in the general availability, additional charges will apply based on the usage.

Every project on Semaphore has access to three levels of the artifact store: project, workflow and job. Based on this level, you can retrieve a specific artifact in the job environment and through the web interface. You can read more about suggested use cases here.

The artifact command line interface (CLI), is a tool that helps you manage deliverables created during the CI/CD process of your project on Semaphore. Currently it is available in Linux and Docker environments on Semaphore.

The general interface of the artifact utility is:

artifact [COMMAND] [STORE LEVEL] [PATH] [flags]
  • [COMMAND] - action to be performed for an artifact (push, pull or yank)
  • [STORE LEVEL] - level on which specific artifact is available within the artifact store (project, workflow, job)
  • [PATH] - points to the artifact (e.g. file or directory)
  • [flags] - optional command line flags (e.g. --force, --destination)

Artifacts Management

Uploading Artifact

To upload an artifact from Semaphore job it is necessary to specify the artifact store level and point to a file or directory with the artifact push command:

artifact push project my-artifact-v3.tar

Available flags:

  • --destination(-d) - Used to adjust artifact name within the artifact store. Later, on you can use this name with artifact pull to download the artifact to a Semaphore job. Example: artifact push project my-artifact.tar --destination releases/my-artifact-v3.tar
  • --expire-in(-e) - Used to set the artifact expiration time (Nd, Nw, Nm, Ny). For example, you'd probably want to delete uploaded debugging log in a week or so (artifact push job debugging.log --expire-in 1w).
  • --force(-f) - By default, every artifact push command doesn't upload an artifact if it is already available in the store. You can use this option to overwrite existing file.

Downloading Artifact

Similarly, use artifact pull to download an artifact to Semaphore job environment. It is necessary to specify artifact store level of the target artifact and point to a file or directory within the store.

artifact pull project my-artifact-v3.tar

Available flags:

The directory to which artifacts are downloaded during deployment of a release. - --destination(-d) - This flag can be used to specify a path to which artifact is downloaded path the Semaphore job environment. Example: artifact pull project releases/my-artifact-v3.tar --destination my-artifact.tar - --force(-f) - Use this option to overwrite a file or directory within Semaphore job environment.

Deleting Artifact

To remove an artifact from the specific artifact store it is necessary to specify the store level and point to a file or directory with the artifact yank command.

artifact yank project my-artifact-v3.tar

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