FogBugz Command Line Client

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Manage FogBugz cases from the command line

A simple command line client application that can be used to manage your FogBugz account, working on status, read cases, and leave short notes. This is built using the Symfony Console.

Quick Start

Run the fb phar file from the command line. It will prompt you for host, user, and password. It will store an API token in a .fogbugz.yml file.


FogBugz Command Line Client version 1.2.5 by Craig Davis

  [options] command [arguments]

  --help           -h Display this help message.
  --quiet          -q Do not output any message.
  --verbose        -v|vv|vvv Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug
  --version        -V Display this application version.
  --ansi              Force ANSI output.
  --no-ansi           Disable ANSI output.
  --no-interaction -n Do not ask any interactive question.

Available commands:
  assign       Assign a case to a different user
  cases        Show cases for the current filter
  close        Close a case
  current      Display the current working case
  estimate     Set the working time estimate for a case
  filters      List filters for the current user
  help         Displays help for a command
  list         Lists commands
  login        Establish a session with FogBugz
  logout       End the session with FogBugz
  note         Leave a note on a case
  open         Open a case in your local browser
  parent       View the parent of a case
  ps1          Display the current working case
  reactivate   Reactivate a case. (The opposite of resolving a case)
  recent       Show cases you have recently worked on.
  reopen       Reopen a Case
  resolve      Resolve a case
  search       Search by keyword
  selfupdate   Updates fb.phar to the latest version.
  setfilter    Set a FogBugz search filter
  setup        Configure this FogBugz client
  star         Star a case
  start        Start working on a case
  stop         Stop your current working case.
  unstar       Remove the star from a case
  version      Show version information
  view         View a case by case number


You don't have to clone this repo. You can download the phar file and save it to your computer as fb somewhere in your PATH.

This app stores a config file with host, user, an api token and other settings. If you'd like to change this path, set a env var for FOGBUGZ_CONFIG for a value such as ~/.fogbugz.yml to store the config file in you home directory.

`env FOGBUGZ_CONFIG='~/.fogbugz.yml'`

You can either locate the fb phar file in a bin path, or add an alias to your bash config for the file

`alias fb='~/Projects/fogbugz-php-cli/fb'`


This app requires PHP 5.3. If you need to run on PHP 5.2, you can use the older cli branch that has fewer depencies, but similar basic functionality.

Developing New Commands

The project depends on Composer to load dependencies. Once you've got that, run composer install to load the the required libraries. From this point, you should be able to develop by running php working.php.

If you'd like to add new commands to the repo, see the src/FogBugz/Command directory. After creating a new command file, add it to the src/FogBugz/Cli/Working.php file around line 50 where we init the commands.

Building the Phar

If you'd like to rebuild the phar file, you'll need Pake. Once you've got that, you'll need to run pake build. It will clean the files, run some linters, and then finally build the phar file.


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