How to Run jira CLI command Programmatically?


I m able to Run all the CLI commands Through Command prompt , As a requirement I need to run those Command Using my java source code.

Help me If is there Any way to run the commands programmatically.

Thanks in Advance

2 answers

1 accepted

0 vote

The point of the Jira CLI is that you run it on a command line. You can certainly embed it in scripts, or even compiled programs with a "run this command" call. That's a java question, not really an Atlassian one.

However, if you're writing code, it could well be far more simple to write a direct call to Jira. If you use the CLI, then you have to code an interface for it in your java. Rather than wedge that in, why not invest the effort in talking to Jira directly?

Any scripting can take advantage of the CLI to reduce code and improve maintainability. It is like using a library, you can always write, debug, and maintain all the code directly or use something that is a higher level with the trade-off that it is likely more general than you might need for any specific request. However, most often integration work always requires updates to meet new requirements and other unforeseen changes.

JAVA and almost any language has ways to run native commands. Google your favorite language appended with "run cmd" or "execute cmd".

In groovy it is a bit easier than java but is similar in what needs to be done.

String cmd = "atlassian jira --action getServerInfo"

def process = cmd.execute()

println "ouptut: ${}"
if (process.exitValue() != 0) {
    println "rc: ${process.exitValue()}"
    println "Error: ${process.err.text}"

For JAVA specifically, there are a few people that use the (unsupported) internal doWork method call available in the jar file. This allows passing in the command string or equivalent String[] args. It bypasses the JVM process startup.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

3,203 views 13 19
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot