application client commands

The client command supports create, run, debug, package and help actions.


The wlp/bin directory contains scripts that are called client and client.bat to help with running client applications. The syntax of these scripts are as follows:

client <action> client_name [options]

where the value of action represents the operation that you can perform on an application client.

Attention: If an application client name is not specified on the command line, the task is taken against the default application client instance, defaultClient.


The client script supports the following actions:
A command that creates a new application client.
A command that launches the application client in the foreground.
A command that runs the named application client in the console foreground after a debugger connects to the debug port. The default port is 7778.
A command that packages an application client.
A command that gets command-line script help, including details of more options.


The client script supports the following options:
--archive="path to the target archive file"
Specify the archive target to be generated by the package action. You can specify the target as an absolute path or as a relative path. If this option is omitted, the archive file is created in the client output directory. The target file name extension might influence the format of the generated archive. The default archive format for the package action is pax on z/OS® and zip on all other platforms. The jar archive format produces a self-extracting jar file that similar to the original installer archive.
Clean all cached information related to this client instance.
A comma-delimited list of values. The valid values vary depending on the action.
Specify the name of the template to use when creating a new client.
Automatically accept and store the signer certificate in the client truststore without being prompted to examine the server certificate.


The following examples show the application client command actions that you can run on Windows systems:For Windows platforms
client.bat create client_name

client.bat run client_name
client.bat help
The following examples show the application client command actions that you can run on other systems:
client create client_name
client run client_name
client help