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

22 February 2021

  • Released v1.57.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release enables surge upgrades by default for newly created Kubernetes clusters and important bugfixes for App Platform logs and Kubernetes cascading deletes.

10 February 2021

  • Released v1.56.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release includes support for database firewalls management, Kubernetes cascading deletes, and installing Kubernetes 1-Clicks to existing clusters.

  • Released v1.55.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release adds Docker Hub and GitLab support to App Platform’s create and update commands.

4 December 2020

  • Released v1.54.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release user confirmation before container registry garbage collection is started.

For more information, see the full release notes.