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Installing the command line interface (Windows)

For Linux or macOS instructions, look here

In order to work with the Nerdalize cloud you will need to use the command line interface (CLI). Here you’ll find instructions to get started.

Nerd, our command line interface is built in Go (golang), and should run on most platforms.

  1. Download the latest version from GitHub.
  2. Unzip the file you downloaded.

    Open the zipped folder (using Windows Explorer), then drag the file nerd.exe from the zipped folder to a new location. Remember where you put it.

  3. Open your terminal and go to the directory to where you just put the nerd.exe file.

    The .exe you downloaded should only be run from your Command Prompt. To open your Windows Command Prompt; press the windows key and type ‘cmd’ (enter). A text-only window will appear.

    Now you can navigate to the location where you downloaded and unpacked nerd.exe. If you moved nerd.exe to your Downloads directory, use a command like:

    $ cd Downloads
  4. You can now login with your Nerdalize credentials.

    $ nerd login

    In order to authenticate you, the client will open a page in your default web browser. If you are not signed in there, you will be prompted to sign in and the login will be complete.

    If you don’t have an account yet, you can request one here.

    Problems with logging in?
    The CLI doesn’t return ‘Successful login’? Check if you need to set a HTTP PROXY.

  5. Set your default project.

    $ nerd project list

    This lists all your projects, from which you can then pick your default project.

    $ nerd project set <your project name>


Now that you’ve set up Nerd you’re ready to start using the Nerdalize cloud. If you were following a guide just head back and continue. Otherwise, you might want to learn how to run your first workload.