cbt tool is a command-line interface for performing several different
operations on Cloud Bigtable. It is written in Go using the Go client
library for Cloud Bigtable. Source code for the
is available in the GitHub repository
GoogleCloudPlatform/google-cloud-go. This repository is a mirror
For information about Cloud Bigtable in general, see the Overview of Cloud Bigtable.
Installing the cbt tool
You can install the
cbt tool as a Cloud SDK component or by
using the standard
This installation path is recommended if you work with multiple Google Cloud products.
- Install the Cloud SDK.
Run the following commands:
gcloud components update gcloud components install cbt
If the tool is already installed, the terminal window displays the message
All components are up to date.
If you have the latest stable release of the
go tool installed,
you can install the
cbt tool using the following command:
go get -u cloud.google.com/go/bigtable/cmd/cbt
Verifying the installation
cbt command to verify installation of the tool:
The terminal window displays two columns named
Instance Name and
Using the cbt tool
For details about using the
cbt tool, including a list of available commands,