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The official CLI tool for Google Cloud Platform. Note: gcloud subcommands have their own usage documentation. More information:

  • List all properties in one's active configuration:

gcloud config list

  • Login to a Google account:

gcloud auth login

  • Set the active project:

gcloud config set project {{project_name}}

  • SSH into a virtual machine instance:

gcloud compute ssh {{user}}@{{instance}}

  • Display all Google Compute Engine instances in a project (by default instances from all zones are listed):

gcloud compute instances list

  • Update a kubeconfig file with the appropriate credentials to point kubectl to a specific cluster in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE):

gcloud container clusters get-credentials {{cluster_name}}

  • Update all gcloud components:

gcloud components update

  • Display help for a given command:

gcloud help {{command}}