Is command line interface available without Bob Swift plugin?

I would like to automate my queries in JIRA and perhaps Confluence. Is a CLI available in JIRA without purchasing an ad-on? My company has a 100 server licenses for Jira, confluence, big picture, and  helpdesk, and we are done buying add ons.

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Interface with the JIRA REST API ( You will have to do some coding. This is the closest thing you will come up with a "CLI".

The jira-python package at has a CLI named jirashell

You can use it from shell scripts etc without much programming

Another option, especially if you're Linux based, might be curl, combined with jq

What Gabrielle said is very true. But at 100 users, the CLI plugin is quite cheap. The ROI is pretty good compared to coding REST commands. You could spend dozens of dev hours trying to come close to the CLI and not have anything as robust or as well-documented.

My advice is to make quick calculations for dev costs and see which solution is cheaper for the scale of what you need. My bet is on the CLI.


For  $230 the first year and $115 each year thereafter, you simply can't write any significant amount of code. I consider the CLI plugins a pretty good deal. 

Bob's CLI is a great series of add-ons. But if you want to be able to use any part of the REST API then you may need a tool such as

That's sweet. Thanks Matt!

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