Configure and use Tidal Tools on AWS

Using Tidal Tools

Tidal Tools is a command-line application. Such applications are also called CLI (command-line interface) applications. To operate it needs to be run from a terminal or command-line prompt. Connect to your Tidal Tools AWS virtual machine (VM) and run the following command (i.e type the text written with monospaced font and press Enter key):

tidal

The output from the above command should list all the available Tidal Tools subcommands. Running tidal help <subcommand> or tidal <subcommand> --help (change <subcommand> with the actual subcommand from the list) will show more information about that subcommand.

Some of the subcommands, for example tidal analyze web, work independently and immediately provide results. While some other subcommands, for example tidal analyze code, require access to the Tidal Migrations API.

To summarize,

  • Tidal Tools seamlessly integrates with the Tidal Migrations API and SaaS platform;
  • Tidal Tools can be used independently of the API for some features, while some features do require access to the API to be used;
  • Signing up and using the API is optional when using Tidal Tools.

To see what you can do with tidal, checkout some of our other articles about creating sync jobs or analyzing your applications via their URLs.

Troubleshooting

If you are having problems related to Tidal Tools, the following tips should help you getting things working.