»Consul-Terraform-Sync Command (CLI)

Consul-Terraform-Sync is controlled via an easy to use command-line interface (CLI). Consul-Terraform-Sync is only a single command-line application: consul-terraform-sync.

Since there is no default configuration to run Consul-Terraform-Sync in a meaningful way, setting a configuration flag -config-file or -config-dir is required. For example:

$ consul-terraform-sync -config-file=config.hcl

To view a list of available flags, use the -help or -h flag.


Consul-Terraform-Sync can be run in different modes.

»Daemon Mode

Flag: none

Behavior: This is the default mode in which Consul-Terraform-Sync passes through a once-mode phase and then turns into a long running process. During the once-mode phase, the daemon will exit with a non-zero status if it encounters an error. After successfully passing through once-mode phase, it will begin a long running process in which errors are logged and exiting is not expected behavior.

Usage: Intended to be run as a long running process after running once-mode successfully for given configuration and tasks.

»Once Mode

Flag: -once

Behavior: Consul-Terraform-Sync will run all tasks once with buffer periods disabled and exit. On encountering an error before completing, Consul-Terraform-Sync will exit with a non-zero status.

Usage: Intended to be run before daemon-mode in order to confirm configuration is accurate and tasks update network infrastructure as expected.