FlyteCTL Contribution Guide

First off, thank you for thinking about contributing! Below you’ll find instructions that will hopefully guide you through how to contribute to, fix, and improve FlyteCTL.

📝 Contribute to Documentation

Docs are generated using Sphinx and are available at [](

To update the documentation, follow these steps:

  1. Install the requirements by running pip install -r doc-requirements.txt in the root folder

  2. Make modifications in the cmd folder

  3. Run make gendocs from within the docs folder

  4. Open html files produced by Sphinx in your browser to verify if the changes look as expected (html files can be found in the docs/build/html folder)

💻 Contribute Code

  1. Run make compile in the root directory to compile the code

  2. Set up a local cluster by running ./bin/flytectl sandbox start in the root directory

  3. Run flytectl get project to see if things are working

  4. Run the command you want to test in the terminal

  5. If you want to update the command (add additional options, change existing options, etc.):

    • Navigate to cmd directory

    • Each sub-directory points to a command, for example, create points to flytectl create ...

    • Here are the directories you can navigate to:

      FlyteCTL cmd directories





      flytectl config ...

      Common package for all commands; has root flags


      flytectl configuration ...

      Command to validate/generate flytectl config


      flytectl create ...

      Command to create a project/execution


      flytectl delete ...

      Command to abort an execution and delete resource attributes


      flytectl get ...

      Command to get a task/workflow/launchplan/execution/project/resource’s-attributes


      flytectl register ...

      Command to register a task/workflow/launchplan


      flytectl sandbox ...

      Command to interact with sandbox


      flytectl update ...

      Command to update a project/launchplan/resource’s-attributes


      flytectl upgrade ...

      Command to upgrade/rollback FlyteCTL version


      flytectl version ...

      Command to fetch FlyteCTL version

      Find all FlyteCTL commands on the Nouns page.

    • Run appropriate tests to test the changes by running go test ./... -race -coverprofile=coverage.txt -covermode=atomic  -v in the root directory