PowerDown CLI

Building the PowerDown CLI

The PowerDown CLI provides an alternate command line interface for interacting with the PowerDown service.

The PowerDown CLI is in beta release and supports the following functionality:

Running the Binaries

Prebuilt binaries for Linux, macOS and Windows are provided as part of each release. The packages are simple ZIP archives containing a single "fat" binary for CLI. To download, please see the release on GitHub and then download the appropriate package:


Building from Source

Building from source requires a current installed Go language environment. See Installing Go for details.

download the PowerDown CLI via:

git clone https://github.com/sensedeep/powerdown-cli

Build with Go

cd src/github.com/sensedeep/powerdown-cli
go get
go build -o power
# Install to a binary directory in your PATH

Build via Make

cd powerdown-cli


cp power /usr/local/bin
sudo make install


power --token-arg API-TOKEN init
power list
power up nginx 1h
power down nginx
power status nginx


power --help


Before you can use the CLI, you must get an authentication token via the PowerDown web UI. To do this, go to the Account -> Tokens -> New API Token page and create a new API token. This will generate a token that looks like:


Copy that token and then run:

power init

and type in your authentication API token and it will be saved for future use. Treat your authentication token like you would treat any valuable password -- keep it safe and private.

PowerDown Examples

power list                      # List all user resources
power status i-76b3             # Use resource Name or Name Tag or partial
power up i-076b3 4h             # Duration defaults to 8 hours
power off i-076b3               # Turn resource off if permitting
power up i-076b3 till 7:00pm    # Power up resource till 7:00pm local time

Resource Naming

Resource names should be either a complete PowerDown name path as displayed in the resource list or any unique substring of that name or substring of the Tag Name. This permits easy naming. For example, to power up an Nginx Fargate container service that has the name "/powerdown/service/nginx-service":

power up nginx 1h

PowerDown API

See Also

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