doctl serverless init

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doctl serverless init <path> [flags]


The doctl serverless init command specifies a directory in your file system which will hold functions and supporting artifacts while you’re developing them. This ‘functions project’ can be uploaded to your functions namespace for testing. Later, after the functions project is committed to a git repository, you can create an app, or an app component, from it.

Type doctl serverless status --languages for a list of supported languages. Use one of the displayed keywords to choose your sample language for doctl serverless init.


Option Description
--help , -h Help for this command
--language , -l Language for the initial sample code
Default: javascript
--overwrite Clears and reuses an existing directory
Default: false
Command Description
doctl serverless Develop, test, and deploy serverless functions

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false