CommandBox is a standalone, native Command Line Interface (CLI), Package Manager, Embedded CFML Server and Read Eval Print Loop (REPL) aimed to help ColdFusion (CFML) developers become more productive through automation, dependency management, command line-based tools, and ASCII snake games.

Features at a Glance

CommandBox is an amalgamation of many different tools and borrows concepts from NPM, Grunt/Gulp, Maven, Bower, and Node. Features include:

  • Command Line for ColdFusion (CFML)

  • Operating System integration for executing commands

  • Ability to create and execute commands built using ColdFusion (CFML)

  • ForgeBox integration for cloud package management and installations

  • ColdBox Platform, TestBox, and ContentBox CMS Integrations

  • Integrated servlet server with rewrite capabilities

  • Ability to create command recipes and execution

  • REPL (Read-Evaluate-Print-Loop) console for immediate ColdFusion

    (CFML) interaction

  • Ability to interact with user via CLI and create workflows and


  • Ability to execute workflows and tasks

  • Built-in Help system