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OpenAI Client CLI

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Authors: Asher Jingkong Chen
Description: OpenAI API client CLI


I like to use CLI (e.g. cURL) to fetch OpenAI's REST API but ...

Not super easy to use! That's why I made this :)

Installation guides

The following guides will help you install the CLI program.

Install via Cargo (1st option)

Cargo will install and compile the program on your machine.

cargo install openai-client-cli

Install via Homebrew (2nd option)


Install from git and build from source codes (3rd option)

  1. Copy the source code with git and change the working directory
git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/AsherJingkongChen/openai-client-cli.git
cd openai-client-cli
  1. Install Rust toolchain manager: rustup
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh
  1. Install Rust toolchain (at least 1.72.0)
rustup toolchain install 1.72.0
rustup show
  1. Build in release mode
cargo build --release


cargo b -r
  1. Add the directory target/release to environment variable $PATH
export PATH='$PATH:target/release'

To add the executable in your environment permanently, you can add the export command to ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc.

The command runs everytime when a shell session is launched.


Check the following manual to learn how to work on the CLI.

Manual review: link

The command to show manual:

openai --help


openai -h


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