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

9 July 2021

  • Released v1.62.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release fixes a handful of bugs and introduces new flags on existing commands:

    • The apps logs command now supports tailing live logs with the --tail flag. This lets application owners select the most recent logs from their applications
    • The --wait flag was added to apps create and apps update to block these commands until an application is fully created or updated

6 May 2021

  • Released v1.60.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release introduces an auth remove sub-command to simplify removing an auth context when managing multiple accounts. The databases user reset sub-command now supports resetting the user password for all database engine types.

13 April 2021

  • Released v1.59.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release includes a new apps propose sub-command and improvements to the apps spec validate sub-command.

For more information, see the full release notes.