The following options are available for all moon commands.
--cache <mode>- The mode for cache operations.
--color- Force colored output for moon (not tasks).
-c- Maximum number of threads to utilize.
--help- Display the help menu for the current command.
--log <level>- The lowest log level to output.
--logFile <file>- Write logs to the defined file.
--version- Display the version of the CLI.
We provide a powerful caching layer, but sometimes you need to debug failing or
broken tasks, and this cache may get in the way. To circumvent this, we support the
option, or the
MOON_CACHE environment variable, both of which accept one of the following values.
off- Turn off caching entirely. Every task will run fresh, including dependency installs.
read- Read existing items from the cache, but do not write to them.
read-write(default) - Read and write items to the cache.
write- Do not read existing cache items, but write new items to the cache.
$ moon run app:build --cache off
$ MOON_CACHE=off moon run app:build
Colored output is a complicated subject, with differing implementations and standards across tooling and operating systems. moon aims to normalize this as much as possible, by doing the following:
- By default, moon colors are inherited from your terminal settings (
- Colors can be force enabled by passing the
--coloroption (preferred), or
$ moon app:build --color run
$ MOON_COLOR=2 moon run app:build
When forcing colors with
FORCE_COLOR, you may set it to one of the following
numerical values for the desired level of color support. This is automatically inferred if you use
0- No colors
1- 16 colors (standard terminal colors)
2- 256 colors
3- 16 million colors (truecolor)
When tasks (child processes) are piped, colors and ANSI escape sequences are lost, since the target
is not a TTY and we do not implement a PTY. This is a common pattern this is quite annoying.
However, many tools and CLIs support a
--color option to work around this limitation and to always
force colors, even when not a TTY.
To mitigate this problem as a whole, and to avoid requiring
--color for every task, moon supports
configuration setting. When enabled, all piped child processes will inherit the color settings of
the currently running terminal.
--concurrency option or
MOON_CONCURRENCY environment variable can be used to control the
maximum amount of threads to utilize in our thread pool. If not defined, defaults to the number of
operating system cores.
$ moon run app:build --concurrency 1
$ MOON_CONCURRENCY=1 moon run app:build
At this point in time, moon provides no debugging utilities besides logging with the
By default, moon aims to output as little as possible, as we want to preserve the original output of
the command's being ran, excluding warnings and errors. This is managed through log levels, which
can be defined with the
--log global option, or the
MOON_LOG environment level. The following
levels are supported, in priority order.
off- Turn off logging entirely.
error- Only show error logs.
warn- Only show warning logs and above.
info(default) - Only show info logs and above.
debug- Only show debug logs and above.
trace- Show all logs, including network requests and child processes.
$ moon run app:build --log trace
$ MOON_LOG=trace moon run app:build
Outputting logs to a file
moon can dump the logs from a command to a file using the
--logFile option, or the
environment variable. The dumped logs will respect the
--log option and filter the logs piped to
the output file.
$ moon run app:build --logFile=output.log
$ MOON_LOG_FILE=output.log moon run app:build