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Supported methods

The following Prompts are supported by the Bash SDK:

  • checkbox
  • confirm
  • datetime
  • editor
  • input
  • list
  • number
  • password
  • secret

Note: Every prompt has -f/ --flag options that can be used to set the corresponding daemon command line flag accordingly.

Checkbox

Checkbox presents a list of options to the user, who can select multiple items in the interface (i.e. terminal or slack).

USAGE:

cto-ai prompt checkbox <CHOICES>... [OPTIONS] --message <MESSAGE> --name <NAME>

ARGS:

<CHOICES>...    List of choices to be loaded in the list. Example: val1 val2 OR 'Val 1' 'Val 2'

OPTIONS:

-d, --default <DEFAULT VALUE>...    Sets default selected value/values in the list
-m, --message <MESSAGE>             Message to be displayed to the user
-n, --name <NAME>                   Name of the checkbox prompt

Example:

response=ctoai prompt checkbox 'javascript' 'golang' 'rust' --message='What are your favourite languages?' --name='language'echo $response

Output:

golang

Confirm

Confirm presents a yes/no question to the user in the interface (i.e. terminal or slack).

USAGE:

cto-ai prompt confirm [FLAGS] --message <MESSAGE> --name <NAME>

FLAGS:

-F, --default-false    Sets false as the default value for confirm
-T, --default-true     Sets true as the default value for confirm

OPTIONS:

-m, --message <MESSAGE>             Message to be displayed to the user
-n, --name <NAME>                   Name of the confirm prompt

Example:

response=cto-ai prompt confirm --message='Continue?' --name='continue'echo $response

Output:

true

Datetime

Datetime presents a date picker to the user that allows them to select a date and/or time in the interface. (i.e. terminal or slack).

USAGE:

cto-ai prompt datetime [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] --message <MESSAGE> --name <NAME>

FLAGS:

-D, --date       Only get a date, with no associated time
-h, --help       Prints help information
-t, --time       Only get a time, with no associated date
-V, --version    Prints version information

OPTIONS:

-d, --default <DEFAULT VALUE>    Sets default value for datetime. Formats: '2019-12-11T21:37:12-08:00' or '2019-12-11T13:39:37Z'
    --max <MAX>                  Sets maximum value for datetime. Formats: '2019-12-11T21:37:12-08:00' or '2019-12-11T13:39:37Z'
-m, --message <MESSAGE>          Message to be displayed to the user
    --min <MIN>                  Sets minimum value for datetime. Formats: '2019-12-11T21:37:12-08:00' or '2019-12-11T13:39:37Z'
-n, --name <NAME>                Name of the datetime prompt

Example:

response=cto-ai prompt datetime --message='Pick a date' --name='date' --min='2020-01-01T00:00:00-08:00'echo $response

Output:

2020-03-01T12:00:00-08:00

Editor

Editor presets a prompt requesting a multi-line response from the user. If used in a terminal interface, the nano editor will be presented.

USAGE:

cto-ai prompt editor [OPTIONS] --message <MESSAGE> --name <NAME>

OPTIONS:

-d, --default <DEFAULT>    Sets initial value in the editor
-m, --message <MESSAGE>    Message to be displayed to the user
-n, --name <NAME>          Name of the editor prompt

Example:

response=cto-ai prompt confirm --message='Please add a commit message' --name='commit'echo $response

Output:

[text entered in a terminal window]

Input

Input presents an input (single-line text) prompt in the interface (i.e. terminal or slack).

The method returns the user's response as string.

USAGE:

cto-ai prompt input [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] --message <MESSAGE> --name <NAME>

FLAGS:

-a, --allow empty    Allows the user to submit an empty value

OPTIONS:

-d, --default <DEFAULT>    Sets a default response
-m, --message <MESSAGE>    Message to be displayed to the user
-n, --name <NAME>          Name of the input prompt

Example:

response=cto-ai prompt input --message='What is your favourite colour?' --name='colour'echo $response

Output:

blue

List

List presents a list of options to the user to select one item from in the interface (i.e. terminal or Slack).

USAGE:

cto-ai prompt list <CHOICES>... [OPTIONS] --default <DEFAULT> --message <MESSAGE> --name <NAME>

ARGS:

<CHOICES>...    The choices to include in the list

OPTIONS:

-d, --default <DEFAULT>    Sets a default response
-m, --message <MESSAGE>    Message to be displayed to the user
-n, --name <NAME>          Name of the input prompt

Example:

response=cto-ai prompt list 'javascript' 'golang' 'rust' --message='What is your favourite language?' --name='language'echo $response

Output:

golang

Number

Number presents a prompt for a numeric value in the interface (i.e. terminal or Slack).

USAGE:

cto-ai prompt number [OPTIONS] --message <MESSAGE> --name <NAME>

OPTIONS:

-d, --default <DEFAULT VALUE>    Default value for the number prompt
    --max <MAX>                  The maximum acceptable value for the prompt (inclusive)
-m, --message <MESSAGE>          Message to be displayed to the user
    --min <MIN>                  The minimum acceptable value for the prompt (inclusive)
-n, --name <NAME>                Name of the number prompt

Example:

response=cto-ai prompt number --message='What is your favourite number?' --name='number'echo $response

Output:

3

Password

Password presents an input prompt for passwords in the interface (i.e. terminal or Slack).

The password can be entered by the user or selected from their team's secret store. If the value is entered directly, it will be obscured on the screen.

For passwords, the name doubles as the default secret store key for the desired secret. If this key is present, it will be selected as the default option for the user.

The method returns the user's response as string.

USAGE:

cto-ai prompt password [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] --message <MESSAGE> --name <NAME>

FLAGS:

--confirm    Asks for password confirmation.

OPTIONS:

-m, --message <MESSAGE>    Message to be displayed to the user
-n, --name <NAME>          Name of the password prompt. Used as a key to match the secret store [aliases: key]

Example:

response=cto-ai prompt password --message='Password' --name='login'echo $response

Output:

*****

Secret

Secret presents an input prompt for secrets in the interface (i.e. terminal or Slack).

The secret can be entered by the user or selected from their team's secret store. The value will be displayed on the terminal/screen as it is entered for verification.

For secrets, the name doubles as the default secret store key for the desired secret. If this key is present, it will be selected as the default option for the user.

The method returns the user's response as string.

USAGE:

cto-ai prompt secret [OPTIONS] --message <MESSAGE> --name <NAME>

OPTIONS:

-m, --message <MESSAGE>    Message to be displayed to the user
-n, --name <NAME>          Name of the secret prompt. Used as a key to match the secret store [aliases: key]

Example:

response=cto-ai prompt secret --message='AWS secret id' --name='aws_secret'echo $response

Output:

5jfjieDJ4jiJIWC56

🚀 What's next?

  • If you want to explore the options offered by our SDKs, go to the Bash SDK page.
  • To learn more about the UX options available for you, please go to Bash UX page.
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