doctl Command Line Interface (CLI)

doctl is the official DigitalOcean command line interface (CLI).


doctl allows you to interact with the DigitalOcean API via the command line. It supports most functionality found in the control panel. You can create, configure, and destroy DigitalOcean resources like Droplets, Kubernetes clusters, firewalls, load balancers, database clusters, domains, and more.

Official doctl builds are available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.


Install and configure doctl, the official DigitalOcean command-line client (CLI).
A complete reference for every command provided by the doctl command line interface (CLI).
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doctl is open source software. Find the source code or report issues at the digitalocean/doctl repository on GitHub.

Find additional tutorials on the DigitalOcean community site:


  • doctl does not support the DigitalOcean Spaces API. However, because the Spaces API is S3-compatible, you can use S3-compatible command line tools like s3cmd to manage Spaces.

Latest Updates

7 December 2021

  • Released v1.68.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release contains improvements to the registry subcommands including: revoking credentials on logout and a new list-manifests subcommand.

10 November 2021

  • Released v1.67.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release updates godo to support new App Platform features.

1 November 2021

  • Released v1.66.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release includes a number of new features including support for PowerShell completion and a new --upsert flag for the doctl apps create command that updates the app in the given app spec if it already exists.

For more information, see the full release notes.