Cloud Files and CLIs: swift and swiftly

To interact with Cloud Files at the command line, you can use tools created specifically for the purpose of interacting with OpenStack-based clouds, such as Rackspace CLI (rack), swift, and swiftly, or general-purpose tools (cURL).

For more information about these tools, see the following resources:

Before you can use one of these tools, you must install a local (client) copy. The installation procedure varies for each tool and is documented with with the tool.

The commands you can send are the same as the requests you can send to the API endpoint, but are wrapped in the syntax of the client. The Cloud Files API Reference lists those requests for Cloud Files.

The Getting Started Guide for the Cloud Files API includes many examples of using cURL, especially at Using the API directly by using cURL.