How-to: Install Globus CLI

Globus CLI allows you to programmatically transfer files. Globus CLI is installed on Talapas login nodes and accessed by running:

[marka@login2 ~]$ module load globus

You can also install Globus CLI on your local machine for use with Globus Personal Connect. Below are instructions for installing on a Mac. 

Globus CLI reference documentation

Globus CLI installation documentation

Install any prerequisites as needed. The installation uses pip and the full version of python3 is recommended.

Here's the documentation to install python3 on a mac using the homebrew package manager

Install Globus CLI

pip install --upgrade --user globus-cli

Globus CLI examples 

Globus Login

After running globus login in your terminal window, you will be directed to a web page to login with your UO credentials.

Marks-MacBook-Pro:~ marka$ globus login You are running 'globus login', which should automatically open a browser window for you to login. If this fails or you experience difficulty, try 'globus login --no-local-server' --- You have successfully logged in to the Globus CLI! You can check your primary identity with globus whoami For information on which of your identities are in session use globus session show Logout of the Globus CLI with globus logout Marks-MacBook-Pro:~ marka$ globus whoami Marks-MacBook-Pro:~ marka$ globus get-identities '' c7108429-4afb-44b0-9957-e28e56bdf396

List available commands

globus list-commands

Search for a Globus endpoint

Marks-MacBook-Pro:~ marka$ globus endpoint search Talapas ID | Owner | Display Name ------------------------------------ | ------------------------------------------------------------ | --------------- b4221f50-6dc5-11e9-bf46-0e4a062367b8 | | Talapas

Search for a Globus endpoint with filter

Display information about the Talapas endpoint

Activate/Authenticate against an endpoint

You will be directed to a web page to login with your UO credentials. Click 'Advanced' to enter credential lifetime.

Transfer file from one endpoint to another

For example, transfer a directory on my local macbook endpoint to an endpoint I've created on Talapas.

Note: A destination directory name is required. Also, $dest_ep has a 'Host Path' of /projects/hpcrcf/marka/testing/ this is not visible in the CLI command ouput 'globus endpoint show $dest_ep'

View tasks

globus task list

View only active tasks

globus task list --filter-status ACTIVE

Show details of a task