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Microsoft Azure Command-Line Interactive Shell

Project Description

The interactive shell for Microsoft Azure CLI (Command Line Interface)

  • Interactive Tutorials
  • Lightweight Drop Down Completions
  • Auto Cached Suggestions
  • Dynamic parameter completion
  • Defaulting scopes of commands
  • On the fly descriptions of the commands AND parameters
  • On the fly examples of how to utilize each command
  • Optional “az” component
  • Query the previous command
  • Navigation of example pane
  • Optional layout configurations
  • Fun Colors


To start the application

$ az shell

Then type your commands and hit [Enter]

To use commands outside the application

$ #[command]

To Search through the last command as json jmespath format for querying

$ ? [param]

Note: Only if the previous command dumps out json, e.g. vm list

To only see the commands for a command

$ %% [top-level command] [sub-level command] etc

To undefault a value

$ %% ..

Use Examples

Type a command, for example:

$ vm create

Look at the examples

Scroll through the pane with Control Y for up and Control N for down #

Pick the example you want with:

$ vm create :: [Example Number]

Dev Setup

Fork and clone repository

$ .

To get the Exit Code of the previous command:

$ $

Clear History

Only clears the appended suggestion when you restart the shell

$ clear-history

Release History

0.3.6b12 (2017-06-29)

  • minor fixes

0.3.5 (2017-06-21)

  • Enhance the ‘?’ gesture to also inject into the next command

0.3.4 (2017-06-13)

  • Fixes Interactive errors with the profile 2017-03-09-profile-preview (#3587)
  • Allows ‘–version’ as a parameter for interactive mode (#3645)
  • Stop Interactive Mode from Throwing errors from Validation completions (#3570)
  • Progress Reporting for template deployments (#3510)

0.3.3 (2017-05-30)

  • –progress flag
  • Removed –debug and –verbose from completions

0.3.2 (2017-05-18)

  • Bug fixes.
  • Remove ‘interactive’ from completions (#3324)

0.3.1 (2017-05-09)

  • Add link to blog in ‘az interactive —help’ (#3252)

0.3.0 (2017-05-05)

  • Integrate interactive into az
  • Colors Options
  • Rename ‘shell’ => ‘interactive’


  • CLI Performance changes integrated


  • Public Preview release


  • Preview release
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