Installing the command line interface

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 or unpack the file you downloaded.

    Typically you can just double click on the package.

  3. Open your terminal and go to the directory to where you unpacked the binary.
  4. Do either of the following:
    • To make nerd available system-wide, copy it to your /usr/local/sbin/ directory:

      $ cp -a ~/Downloads/nerd /usr/local/sbin/
      

      You can now use it anywhere:

      $ nerd --help
      
    • To use nerd from the directory where it’s located, use it like so (with the ./ prefix):

      $ ./nerd --help
      
  5. You can now login with your Nerdalize credentials.

    $ nerd login
    

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

Continue to the quickstarts to learn how to run your first workload.