This page contains an overview of the Distributed Cloud Hosted gdcloud CLI, instructions on how to download and install it, and information on configurations.
What is the gdcloud CLI?
The gdcloud CLI is a set of tools to create and manage Google Distributed Cloud Hosted (GDCH) resources. Use these tools to perform common tasks from the command line or through scripts and automation.
The gdcloud CLI allows you to bootstrap infrastructure, manage authentication, and customize local configurations.
Download and install the gdcloud CLI
To start using gdcloud CLI:
The current gdcloud CLI version is 1.12. Download and install previous versions of the gdcloud CLI from the download archive.
The gdcloud CLI properties are settings that affect the behavior of the gdcloud CLI tools.
Enabling accessibility features
For a more streamlined screen reader experience, the gdcloud CLI
comes with an
To enable the accessibility property, run:
gdcloud config set accessibility/screen_reader true
For more details about the accessibility features that come with the gdcloud CLI, see the Enabling accessibility features guide.
A configuration is a set of gdcloud CLI properties. A configuration works like a profile.
When you start using the gdcloud CLI, you work with a single
default and you can set properties by running the
gdcloud config set commands. The
default configuration is suitable
for most use cases.
To work with multiple projects or organizations, you can set up multiple
gdcloud config configurations create and switch among the
configurations. Within a configuration, you can customize properties. For
example, to set your project within an active configuration use the project
gdcloud config set project PROJECT_ID
For a detailed account of these concepts, see the Manage gdcloud CLI configurations guide.