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Brigade: Event-driven scripting for Kubernetes.


The command line interface for interacting with Brigade

The brig CLI provides access to the full repertoire of supported user interactions in Brigade, whether it’s logging into Brigade with brig login, bootstrapping a new Brigade project with brig init, creating events with brig event create – the list goes on.

In this doc, we’ll go over how to install brig and then give a brief overview of the suite of commands that brig provides.

Install Brig

Brig can be installed via a few methods. Below we demonstrate how to install via the GoFish package manager and via the GitHub releases page.

You can also build brig from source; see the Developers guide for more info.


GoFish is a handy cross-platform package manager supporting all three major operating systems (Windows, MacOS and Linux). Assuming GoFish is installed and initialized locally, we can use it to install the brig CLI. Here’s an example on a MacOS or Linux machine:

gofish install brig@2
gofish link brig@2

GitHub Releases

To install brig via Brigade’s GitHub releases page, copy the appropriate binary into a directory on your machine that is included in your PATH environment variable.


curl -Lo /usr/local/bin/brig
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/brig


curl -Lo /usr/local/bin/brig
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/brig


mkdir -force $env:USERPROFILE\bin
(New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadFile("", "$ENV:USERPROFILE\bin\brig.exe")

The script above downloads brig.exe and adds it to your PATH for the current session. Add the following line to your PowerShell Profile to make the change permanent.


Suite of Commands

To view the full suite of commands that brig supports, simply type brig in your console. You should see the commands available under COMMANDS. These include:

  • event: Create and manage Brigade Events
  • init: Bootstrap a new Brigade Project
  • login: Log in to Brigade
  • logout: Log out of Brigade
  • project: Create and manage Brigade Projects
  • role: Grant, revoke and list system roles for users or service accounts
  • service-account: Create and manage service accounts
  • users: Manage authenticated users

Type any of these commands to get a help menu and start digging deeper into the full selection of functionality that each provides. For example:

 $ brig event

   Brigade event - Manage events

   Brigade event command [command options] [arguments...]

   cancel           Cancel a single event without deleting it
   cancel-many, cm  Cancel multiple events without deleting them
   clone            Clone an existing event
   create           Create a new event
   delete           Delete a single event
   delete-many, dm  Delete multiple events
   get              Retrieve an event
   list, ls         List events
   retry            Retry an event
   log, logs        View worker or job logs
   help, h          Shows a list of commands or help for one command

   --help, -h     show help (default: false)
   --version, -v  print the version (default: false)