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The aim of the toolbelt is to be easy to use.

After having installed the toolbelt you can simply call the argus-cli command. After installation this should have been added to your path. On a Linux machine, simply type argus-cli in your terminal, and on a Windows machine you'll have to type argus-cli.exe in your terminal.

Argus CLI has a plugin-architecture, with the possibility to add deep plugins. This is reflected in the way you use the command. The command starts of with the plugin you want to use, then you specify the command under that plugin. After that you'll supply your arguments.

Call structure
argus-cli <plugin [sub-plugin [...]]>  <command> [arguments]

If you're wondering what commands (or plugins) are available under a specified plugin, simply use the --help on the plugin (or the root command).

There is also an aim to standardize how inputs are handled, thus you'll find that most commands have the same input format for time, dates, etc.


Running a custom created command

To get statistics about cases you can use the case statistics command.

In this example case is the plugin while statistics is the command. Here we're getting statistics for a month for mnemonic. Dates follow ISO8061.

Case Statistics
$ argus-cli cases statistics 2017-01-01 2017-02-01 --customer mnemonic

Calling the API

Another aim of the toolbelt is to be able to call all APIs without having to create custom scripts or use cumbersome curl commands. It's worth noting that API calls don't supply other formatting than JSON output and raw inputs (eg. unix timestamps for date and time).

In this example we're searching for cases containing the keyword "Email containing malicious data" for customer 1.

Case Search
$ argus-cli cases v2 case simple-case-search --keywords "Malware"
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