CommandBox Manual - Version 6.0.0

Welcome to the CommandBox Manual. CommandBox is a standalone, native tool for Windows, Mac, and Linux that will provide you with a Command Line Interface (CLI) for developer productivity, tool interaction, package management, embedded CFML server, application scaffolding, and sweet ASCII art. It seamlessly integrates to work with any of Ortus Solutions *Box products, but it is also open for extensibility for any ColdFusion (CFML) project as it is written in ColdFusion (CFML) using our concepts of CommandBox Commands.


CommandBox is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines as much as possible. Releases will be numbered with the following format:


And constructed with the following guidelines:

  • Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major (and resets the minor and patch)

  • New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor (and resets the patch)

  • Bug fixes and misc changes bumps the patch


CommandBox is open source and bound to the APACHE LICENSE, VERSION 2.0

  • Copyright by Ortus Solutions, Corp

  • CommandBox is a registered trademark by Ortus Solutions, Corp

Info The CommandBox Websites, Documentation, logo and content have a separate license and they are a separate entity.

Discussion & Help

The CommandBox help and discussion group can be found here:

Reporting a Bug

We all make mistakes from time to time :) so why not let us know about it and help us out. We also love pull requests, so please star us and fork us:

Professional Open Source

CommandBox is professional open source software backed by Ortus Solutions, Corp offering services like:

  • Custom Development

  • Professional Support & Mentoring

  • Training

  • Server Tuning

  • Security Hardening

  • Code Reviews



Because of His grace, this project exists. If you don't like this, then don't read it, it's not for you.

"Therefore being justified by **faith**, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by **faith** into this **grace** wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Romans 5:5

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