Salesforce CLI: New Commands and Easier Installation

Use the Salesforce command-line interface (CLI) to easily create environments for development and testing, synchronize source code, run tests, and control the full application life cycle. These new and changed features are available when Salesforce CLI v42 is released on February 10, 2018.

We release changes to the Salesforce CLI regularly. Read the weekly release notes to learn about recent updates in version 42 of the CLI or in the previous version (41).

These commands and parameters have changed in version 42 of the Salesforce CLI or during weekly updates after we published version 41 of the Salesforce CLI Command Reference. For more information, see version 42 of the Salesforce CLI Command Reference.

New Commands

Creates skeleton Apex trigger source files.
Logs you out of orgs that you previously authorized.
Updates a second-generation package.

Changed Commands

Generates a sample .forceignore file in your new project.

New Parameters

force:apex:test:run: -t | --tests
Runs individual methods of Apex test classes.
force:apex:test:run: -y | --synchronous
Runs tests from a single Apex class synchronously.
force:schema:sobject:describe: -t | --usetoolingapi
Executes with Tooling API.
force:package2:version:create: -e | --nonamespace
Creates the package with no namespace.
force:package2:version:update: -p | --noprompt
No prompt to confirm setting the package version as released.
force:data:record:create, force:data:record:delete, force:data:record:get, force:data:record:update, and force:data:soql:query: --perfloglevel (no short name)
Gets data on API performance metrics from the server.

Changed Parameters

force:data:bulk:upsert: -i | --externalid
Changed from being optional to required.

Installation and Configuration Changes

The salesforcedx plug-in is bundled with the CLI.
When you install the CLI, you also get the plug-in. To check the version of the installed core salesforcedx plug-in, use the --core parameter:
sfdx plugins --core
The SFDX_DISABLE_ENCRYPTION environment variable is no longer supported.
The variable was deprecated in the previous release.