The CLI serialization command

Abstract

Reference of the DevEx CLI serialization command that serializes items.

The Sitecore serialization plugin includes an ser command. This command handles the serialization of items.

Usage

You can use the command as follows:

sitecore ser [subcommand] [options]

Subcommands

You can use the following subcommands:

Subcommand

Description

diff

Compares the content items of two Sitecore instances.

explain

Explains whether a content item path is included and why.

info

Shows serialization configuration information.

package

Lists serialization package commands.

package create

Creates a package of serialized content items.

package install

Installs a package of serialized content items in a Sitecore instance.

pull

Serializes content items from a Sitecore instance to your file system.

push

Pushes serialized content items from your file system to a Sitecore instance.

validate

Checks serialized content items for validity. Can fix common issues with the --fix argument.

Note

For more information, see Validate serialized content items.

watch

Monitors changes to content items in a Sitecore instance and automatically serializes the changes to your file system.

Options

You can use the following options with the pull and push subcommands:

Options

Required?

Description

--what-if

No

Simulate what content changes you are going to make before you actually make them.

Note

For more information on the --what-if option, see the video Sitecore CLI and the 'what-if' flag.