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Try to interact with Jenkins from command-line.


  1. ensure that the Jenkins is up and running
  2. this test case depends on freestyle project test case

How to test

  1. try to run: jenkins-cli -s http://localhost:8080/ help
    • you should see list of all available commands
  2. try to run: jenkins-cli -s http://localhost:8080/ list-jobs
    • you should see a list of all projects:
  1. try to run: jenkins-cli -s http://localhost:8080/ build project1 -s -v
    • this should fire a new build of "project1":
Started project1 #2
Started by command line by anonymous
Building in workspace /var/lib/jenkins/jobs/project1/workspace
[workspace] $ /bin/sh -xe /tmp/
+ echo 'Build Successful!'
Build Successful!
Finished: SUCCESS
Completed project1 #2 : SUCCESS
  1. try to run jenkins-cli -s http://localhost:8080/ groovysh
    • you should see a Groovy shell prompt:
Groovy Shell (1.8.9, JVM: 1.8.0_11)
Type 'help' or '\h' for help.
  1. try to run some Groovy code, for example: "uname -a".execute().text
  2. type "quit" to quit the Groovy shell

Expected Results

  1. there should be no failures or stacktraces printed on stdout/stderr