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CLI tool for cdk patterns





oclif Downloads

CLI tool for to make it as simple as one command to download and learn a new pattern. This tool will only download the one pattern you are interested in rather than the whole repo.

Three Simple Commands To Deploy A pattern


You must have git installed on your system as this is what is used to download the pattern. This uses the code at, there is no external api.


Downloading a pattern

npx cdkp init {pattern-name}

pattern-name is the string name of any of the existing patterns on with - instead of spaces e.g.

  • npx cdkp init the-big-fan
  • npx cdkp init the-simple-webservice
  • npx cdkp init the-eventbridge-atm

Viewing Available Patterns

you can view all available patterns by using the list command:

  • npx cdkp list

Advanced Usage

If you want to download the python version of a pattern you just need to include the --lang=python flag in the command:

  • npx cdkp init the-big-fan --lang=python

You can also only init a pattern into a directory once because the second time would wipe the contents of the folder. There is a -f flag if you really want to wipe the contents e.g.

  • npx cdkp init the-big-fan -f

If a folder called the-big-fan already existed in the directory you ran the command because you added the force flag it will be wiped