Configuring Zowe CLI environment variables
This section explains how to configure Zowe CLI using environment variables.
By default, Zowe CLI configuration is stored on your computer in the
C:\Users\user01\.zowe directory. The directory includes log files, profile information, and installed CLI plug-ins. When troubleshooting, refer to the logs in the
Note: For information on how to define Zowe CLI environment variables to execute commands more efficiently, see Using environment variables.
Setting the CLI home directory
You can set the location on your computer where Zowe CLI creates the .zowe directory, which contains log files, profiles, and plug-ins for the product:
|Zowe CLI home directory location||Any valid path on your computer||Your computer default home directory|
Setting a shared plug-in directory
You can set the location of a shared directory to manage plug-ins for multiple users.
A project administrator can pre-install, and update, a plug-in stored in the shared directory to make the same version of that plug-in available to all users. This avoids managing separate copies of a plug-in across a development team.
The plug-in directory must be defined before any Zowe CLI plug-ins are installed.
Important! Any plug-in installed before specifying the environment variable cannot be managed with Zowe CLI. To resolve this, re-install the plug-in after the environment variable is set.
|Zowe CLI plug-in directory location||Any valid path on your computer||Plug-ins folder inside the Zowe CLI home|
Setting CLI log levels
You can set the log level to adjust the level of detail that is written to log files:
Important! Setting the log level to TRACE or ALL might result in "sensitive" data being logged. For example, command line arguments will be logged when TRACE is set.
|Zowe CLI logging level||Log4JS log levels (OFF, TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, FATAL)||WARN|
|Imperative CLI Framework logging level||Log4JS log levels (OFF, TRACE, DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, FATAL)||WARN|
Setting CLI daemon mode properties
By default, the CLI daemon mode binary creates or reuses a file in the user's home directory each time a Zowe CLI command runs. In some cases, this behavior might be undesirable. For example, the home directory resides on a network drive and has poor file performance. To change the location that the daemon uses, set the environment variables that are described in the following table:
|All||Lets you override the complete path to the directory that will hold daemon files related to this user. The directory can contain the following files:||Any valid path on your computer|
|Windows (only)||Lets you override the last two segments of the name of the communication pipe between the daemon executable (.exe) and the daemon.||Any valid path on your computer||`\.\pipe\%USERNAME%\ZoweDaemon|