Matthew J. Clemente

Getting Started with CommandBox Custom Commands

Mar 02, 2020
1 minute

I posted a video, walking through the process of building your first CommandBox custom command. If you’re not familiar with this aspect of CommandBox, I think you may be surprised how quickly you can build your own CLI commands.

CommandBox enables developers to extend its functionality via CommandBox modules. These serve a range of purposes - modules are used to interact with the server lifecycle, scaffold projects, and enhance the CLI. Custom commands are a type of CommandBox module that provide a framework and conventions for writing CLI commands in ColdFusion.

This video is quick guide to getting started with custom commands, but if you’re looking for something more in-depth, I encourage you to read the docs, which I found to be clear, well-organized, and comprehensive.