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Comparison between CLIs

StackState Self-hosted v5.1.x

Overview

StackState has a new CLI! The new CLI has many advantages and a few notable differences.
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:

Why a new CLI?

The new sts CLI has been built for a reason. Here are the major advantages of switching:
  • Easy installation and configuration for all Operating Systems
  • Native macOS support
  • Faster releases - the CLI is versioned independently of the StackState product
  • Backwards as well as forwards compatible with StackState versions
  • Machine-readable output for every command
  • Many UX improvements, including syntax highlighting, auto-completion and progress bars.
  • SaaS support

Notable Differences between the CLIs

  • Unlike stac, the new sts CLI will not have commands for sending data to StackState. For these purposes, you can use either the StackState Agent or the StackState Receiver API.
  • Some commands have been renamed to fall more in line with how we think of StackState today. For example, the old command stac graph is now called sts settings.
  • The new sts CLI only works with StackState v5.0 or later.
CLI: sts
CLI: stac (deprecated)
The sts CLI is:
  • 🎉 The new CLI!
  • Works with StackState v5.0 or later.
  • Contains all of the latest commands - see the CLI command overview.
The stac CLI is:
  • The old CLI.
  • Works with StackState v5.1 or earlier.
  • ⚠️ Does not include the newest commands - see the CLI command overview.
  • Deprecated since StackState v5.1 and will no longer be actively maintained.
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:

Which version of the CLI am I running?

There are now two versions of the StackState CLI and the old version of the CLI has been renamed:
  • The new CLI is called sts - note that this name was used by the old CLI in previous releases of StackState.
  • The old CLI has been renamed to stac, this allows you to have the old CLI and new CLI installed on the same machine.
You can check which version of the sts CLI you are running with the following command:
$ sts version
# new `sts` CLI - example output:
VERSION | BUILD DATE | COMMIT
1.0.0 | 2022-06-24T12:26:50Z | 6553352125d31a46c4790068e36c8eca32ace7fd
# old `sts` CLI - example output:
usage: cli.py [-h] [-v] [-i [INSTANCE]] [-c [CLIENT]]
# no `sts` CLI installed - example output:
command not found: sts
If you are not running the new sts CLI yet, we recommend that you:

CLI command overview

The new sts CLI replaces the old stac CLI, however, not all commands are available in both of the CLIs. An overview of the commands available in each CLI can be found in the table below.
stac CLI (deprecated)
sts CLI
Description
anomaly collect-feedback
anomaly collect-feedback
Export anomalies to disk.
datasource list
settings list --type DataSource
List all telemetry data sources.
graph *
settings *
Configure StackState settings.
graph retention
graph retention
Configure StackState graph database retention.
health *
health *
Configure health synchronization.
monitor *
monitor *
Manage, test and develop monitors.
permission *
rbac *
Configure user/group permissions.
script execute
script execute
Execute StackState scripts.
stackpack *
stackpack *
Install, configure and uninstall StackPacks.
subscription *
license *
Configure the StackState license.
subject *
rbac *
Configure users/groups.
topic *
topic *
Inspect StackState messaging topics.
completion
Generate the CLI autocompletion script for the specified shell.
context
Manage CLI authentication contexts.
anomaly send
Send anomalies. Will not be ported to the new sts CLI. This remains possible via the StackState Receiver API.
event send
Send events. Will not be ported to the new sts CLI. This remains possible via the StackState Agent and the StackState Receiver API.
metric *
Send and retrieve metrics. Will not be ported to the new sts CLI. Metrics can still be sent via the StackState Agent and the StackState Receiver API. To retrieve metrics, use the StackState UI telemetry inspector or analytics environment.
serverlog
Read StackState log files. Will not be ported to the new sts CLI. Log files can be read via Kubernetes or directly from disk.
topology send
Send topology. Will not be ported to the new sts CLI. This remains possible via the StackState Agent or the StackState Receiver API.
trace send
Send traces. Will not be ported to the new sts CLI. This remains possible via the StackState Agent or the StackState Receiver API.