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logiqctl is LOGIQ's inbuilt command-line toolkit that lets you interact with the LOGIQ Observability platform without logging into the UI. Using logiqctl, you can:

  • Stream logs in real-time
  • Query historical application logs
  • Search within logs across namespaces
  • Query and view events across your LOGIQ stack
  • View and create event rules
  • Create and manage dashboards
  • Query and view all your resources on LOGIQ such as applications, dashboards, namespaces, processes, and queries
  • Extract and report log pattern signatures (up to a maximum of 50,000 log-lines)
  • Manage LOGIQ licenses


The quickest way to start using logiqctl is to download a pre-built binary from our release page on GitHub.

Configuring logiqctl

Once you've downloaded the binary, you can configure logiqctl to interact with your LOGIQ instance by doing the following:

  1. Set your cluster URL:
    logiqctl config set-cluster CLUSTER_URL
  2. Set your LOGIQ credentials:
    logiqctl config set-ui-credential flash-userid password
  3. Set your default namespace:
    logiqctl config set-context NAMESPACE
  4. Verify your logiqctl configuration:
    logiqctl get namespaces

This completes the installation of logiqctl. You can now use logiqctl to interact with your LOGIQ instance right from your terminal.

Building logiqctl from source

Another way of installing logiqctl is by building it from the source code. Building logiqctl from its source code involves two steps: - Installing dependencies - Downloading and building the logiqctl binary

Installing dependencies

logiqctl has the following dependencies: - Go: You can install Go by following the instructions listed on [] - Protocol Buffers: Download the binary and set it up by running the following commands:

On macOS:
sudo unzip -o $PROTOC_ZIP -d /usr/local bin/protoc
sudo unzip -o $PROTOC_ZIP -d /usr/local 'include/*'

On Linux OS:
sudo unzip -o $PROTOC_ZIP -d /usr/local bin/protoc
sudo unzip -o $PROTOC_ZIP -d /usr/local 'include/*'

This completes the installation of all logiqctl dependencies.

Building logiqctl

Run the following commands to build logiqctl from the source code:

  1. Create a directory inside your workspace in which to keep source code:
    mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/
  2. Accesss the source code directory:
    cd $GOPATH/src/
  3. Clone the logiqctl GitHub repository into this folder:
    git clone
  4. Access the repository you just cloned:
    cd logiqctl
  5. Build logiqctl:
    go build logiqctl.go
  6. Make the binary logiqctl executable:
    chmod +x ./logiqctl
  7. Verify the build:
    logiqctl -h

logiqctl is now built and ready for configuration and use. To configure logiqctl, refer to the configuration instructions listed under Configuring logiqctl.

Available logiqctl commands

Command Operation
logiqctl config Configure logiqctl or modify existing logiqctl configuration
logiqctl create Create LOGIQ resources such as dashboards and event rules
logiqctl get Display one or more LOGIQ resources
logiqctl license View and manage your LOGIQ license
logiqctl logs View logs for the given namespace and application
logiqctl tail Stream logs from your LOGIQ instance in real-time


  -c, --cluster string       Override the default cluster set by `logiqctl set-cluster' command
  -h, --help                 help for logiqctl
  -n, --namespace string     Override the default context set by `logiqctl set-context' command
  -o, --output string        Output format. One of: table|json|yaml. 
                             json output is not indented, use '| jq' for advanced json operations (default "table")
  -t, --time-format string   Time formatting options. One of: relative|epoch|RFC3339. 
                             This is only applicable when the output format is table. json and yaml outputs will have time in epoch seconds. (default "relative")

To know more about the LOGIQ Observability stack, see and

In case of issues or questions, do reach out to us at []. You can also log an issue in our logiqctl source code repository on GitHub.

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