πŸ“š Documentation

Stream’s Command Line Interface (CLI) makes it easy to create and manage your Stream apps directly from the terminal.

Currently, only Chat is supported; however, the ability to manage Feeds will be coming soon.

The generated CLI documentation is available here - you can learn about all of the available commands there.

πŸ— Installation

The Stream CLI is written in Go and precompiled into a single binary. It doesn’t have any prerequisites.

Download the binaries

You can find the binaries in the Release section of the repository. We also wrote a short script to download them and put it to your $PATH.

Bash (MacOS and Linux)

$ /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

PowerShell (Windows)

$ Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "" -OutFile "install.ps1"; powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File ./install.ps1


For MacOS users, it’s also available via Homebrew:

$ brew tap GetStream/stream-cli
$ brew install stream-cli

Compile yourself

$ git clone
$ cd stream-cli
$ go build ./cmd/stream-cli
$ ./stream-cli --version
stream-cli version 1.0.0

πŸš€ Getting Started

In order to initialize the CLI, it’s as simple as:


Note: Your API key and secret can be found on the Stream Dashboard and is specific to your application.

πŸ“ƒ Use cases and examples

A couple of example use cases can be found here. We’ve also created a separate documentation for the import feature.

🚨 Warning

We purposefully chose the executable name stream-cli to avoid conflict with another tool called imagemagick which already has a stream executable.

If you do not have imagemagick installed, it might be more comfortable to rename stream-cli to stream. Alternatively you can set up a symbolic link:

$ ln -s ~/Downloads/stream-cli /usr/local/bin/stream
$ stream --version
stream-cli version 1.0.0

πŸ”¨ Syntax

Basic commands use the following syntax:

$ stream-cli [chat|feeds] [command] [args] [options]


$ stream-cli chat get-channel -t messaging -i redteam

The --help keyword is available every step of the way. Examples:

$ stream-cli --help
$ stream-cli chat --help
$ stream-cli chat get-channel --help

πŸ’¬ Auto completion

We provide autocompletion for the most popular shells (PowerShell, Bash, ZSH, Fish).

$ stream-cli completion --help

πŸ—’ Issues

If you’re experiencing problems directly related to the CLI, please add an issue on GitHub.

For other issues, submit a support ticket.

πŸ“ Changelog

As with any project, things are always changing. If you’re interested in seeing what’s changed in the Stream CLI, the changelog for this project can be tracked in the Release page of the repository.