Gitpod CLI

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You’re looking for the Gitpod Workspace CLI.

The Gitpod CLI is a command line interface for creating, managing and connecting to Gitpod workspaces either from your own device, or in automation, such as continuous integration.

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Available Commands:
  completion   Generate the autocompletion script for the specified shell
  config       Interact with the CLI's configuration
  help         Help about any command
  login        Logs the user in to the CLI
  organization Interact with organizations
  version      Prints the CLI version
  whoami       Produces information about the current user
  workspace    Interact with workspaces

      --config string   Location of the configuration file (default "~/.gitpod/config.yaml")
  -h, --help            help for gitpod
  -v, --verbose         Display verbose output for more detailed logging

Use "gitpod [command] --help" for more information about a command.


To download and install the CLI, run the following commands:

Homebrew (macOS and Linux)

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brew install gitpod-io/tap/gitpod

Direct Download (macOS, Linux, Windows)

We also offer direct download links to the binaries, which are portable and can be installed anywhere on your system. Note that this does not impact the auto-update functionality of the CLI.

Login with the Browser

When first starting getting started with the CLI, you’ll need to login. The gitpod login command will redirect you to your default browser where you can authenticate, before being redirected back to the CLI.

Login with an Access Token

Logging in with a token is particularly useful when you want to use the CLI in automation, such as in a CI pipeline or a remote server (including your Gitpod workspaces). To log in with an access token, proceed like so:

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gitpod login --token <access-token>

Login to Enterprise

To log in to a host which is not, you can use the --host flag:

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gitpod login --host <dedicated-host>

Choose an Organization (optional)

When you run gitpod whoami and the Organization you see is not the one you want to work with, you can change it as follows:

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gitpod config set --organization-id <org-id>

Create and open a workspace in your editor

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gitpod workspace create --open

Create and connect to a workspace with SSH

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gitpod workspace create --ssh

Tip: Use --editor to override your default editor selection. You can list possible editor options with gitpod workspace list-editors.


You can print the current CLI version with gitpod version. The CLI automatically checks for updates and will notify you if a new one is available. You can disable this behavior by running gitpod config set --autoupdate=false.

To update, use gitpod version update.


By default, the CLI sends anonymous telemetry data to Gitpod, for both Dedicated and Cloud customers. We send this data so we can improve the experience of the CLI.

An example telemetry event looks like this:

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	"anonymousId": "edccf53037f5976beee2ac47dcaddd728235671d183ccbde15244d3012f90a3f",
	"event": "gitpodcli_command",
	"messageId": "e3c0f0f0-4b0d-11ec-9a1b-0242ac130003",
	"originalTimestamp": "2023-12-08T14:49:50.116635+01:00",
	"properties": {
		"command": "gitpod workspace create",
		"goarch": "arm64",
		"goos": "darwin",
		"version": "0.1.3"

Data the Gitpod CLI does send

  • The CLI command name.
  • Exception information.
  • An anonymous machine ID.

Data the Gitpod CLI does not send

Any argument, flag or configuration, which includes (but is not limited to):

  • Personally identifying information.
  • Login information.
  • Repository names.
  • Branches.
  • SSH or connection information.

Disabling telemetry

If you wish to disable telemetry, you can do so by running the following. The CLI also respects the DO_NOT_TRACK environment variable.

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gitpod config set --telemetry=false

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