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Azure CLI 2, Bru!

The highly anticipated release of Azure CLI 2.0
I use a MacBook Pro as my primary workstation and so I rushed to install the CLI to check out the new options and pretty much used the default install options. (never a good idea, should have listened to my brain)

It left all sorts of junk in my home folder and with my OCD, I got rather upset at what my home directory looked like. The install also wanted to write a bunch of things into my bash profile which wrote to a file I do not normally use for terminal. (I use a .bashrc file)

So, I removed it and made it prettier and more logical for me to use on a daily basis. I thought I would share 🙂

First off, I use an amazing ports collection/installer called MacPorts. It makes awesome linux commands like “nmap”, “tcptraceroute” “wget” etc… available to the MacOS shell.

Head over to https://www.macports.org and get a copy and install it. It is a pre-req for this post.

Once you have installed MacPorts. You will notice that it creates some folders for us to use and place binaries we are going to run.

/opt/local

Now if you go into /opt/local/bin, that is where it stores our binaries will sit and hence be in our environment paths and be available with bash autocomplete. For example

wdt@Warrens-MacBook-Pro ~ $ which nmap
/opt/local/bin/nmap
wdt@Warrens-MacBook-Pro ~ $ nmap
Nmap 7.40 ( https://nmap.org )
Usage: nmap [Scan Type(s)] [Options] {target specification}
TARGET SPECIFICATION:

When installing the Azure CLI, use these locations as the locations for the installations.

wdt@Warrens-MacBook-Pro ~ $ which az
/usr/local/bin/az
wdt@Warrens-MacBook-Pro ~ $

Then once the install is complete. Tell it not to write the auto complete into your bash profile and just add the following line to bashrc,

source ‘/opt/local/lib/azure-cli/az.completion’

It then allows auto complete for all the azure commands.

wdt@Warrens-MacBook-Pro ~ $ az
–debug –query -o ad cloud container feature group keyvault logout provider role storage vmss
–help –verbose account appservice component disk feedback image lock network redis snapshot tag
–output -h acs batch configure documentdb find iot login policy resource sql vm

Nice and clean and neat 🙂

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