Commands

QMK CLI Commands

CLI Commands

qmk cformat

This command formats C code using clang-format.

Run it with no arguments to format all core code that has been changed. Default checks origin/master with git diff, branch can be changed using -b <branch_name>

Run it with -a to format all core code, or pass filenames on the command line to run it on specific files.

Usage for specified files:

qmk cformat [file1] [file2] [...] [fileN]

Usage for all core files:

qmk cformat -a

Usage for only changed files against origin/master:

qmk cformat

Usage for only changed files against branch_name:

qmk cformat -b branch_name

qmk compile

This command allows you to compile firmware from any directory. You can compile JSON exports from https://config.qmk.fm, compile keymaps in the repo, or compile the keyboard in the current working directory.

Usage for Configurator Exports:

qmk compile <configuratorExport.json>

Usage for Keymaps:

qmk compile -kb <keyboard_name> -km <keymap_name>

Usage in Keyboard Directory:

Must be in keyboard directory with a default keymap, or in keymap directory for keyboard, or supply one with --keymap <keymap_name>

qmk compile

Usage for building all keyboards that support a specific keymap:

qmk compile -kb all -km <keymap_name>

Example:

$ qmk config compile.keymap=default
$ cd ~/qmk_firmware/keyboards/planck/rev6
$ qmk compile
Ψ Compiling keymap with make planck/rev6:default
...

or with optional keymap argument

$ cd ~/qmk_firmware/keyboards/clueboard/66/rev4
$ qmk compile -km 66_iso
Ψ Compiling keymap with make clueboard/66/rev4:66_iso
...

or in keymap directory

$ cd ~/qmk_firmware/keyboards/gh60/satan/keymaps/colemak
$ qmk compile
Ψ Compiling keymap with make make gh60/satan:colemak
...

Usage in Layout Directory:

Must be under qmk_firmware/layouts/, and in a keymap folder.

qmk compile -kb <keyboard_name>

Example:

$ cd ~/qmk_firmware/layouts/community/60_ansi/mechmerlin-ansi
$ qmk compile -kb dz60
Ψ Compiling keymap with make dz60:mechmerlin-ansi
...

qmk flash

This command is similar to qmk compile, but can also target a bootloader. The bootloader is optional, and is set to :flash by default. To specify a different bootloader, use -bl <bootloader>. Visit the Flashing Firmware guide for more details of the available bootloaders.

Usage for Configurator Exports:

qmk flash <configuratorExport.json> -bl <bootloader>

Usage for Keymaps:

qmk flash -kb <keyboard_name> -km <keymap_name> -bl <bootloader>

Listing the Bootloaders

qmk flash -b

qmk config

This command lets you configure the behavior of QMK. For the full qmk config documentation see CLI Configuration.

Usage:

qmk config [-ro] [config_token1] [config_token2] [...] [config_tokenN]

qmk docs

This command starts a local HTTP server which you can use for browsing or improving the docs. Default port is 8936.

Usage:

qmk docs [-p PORT]

qmk doctor

This command examines your environment and alerts you to potential build or flash problems. It can fix many of them if you want it to.

Usage:

qmk doctor [-y] [-n]

Examples:

Check your environment for problems and prompt to fix them:

qmk doctor

Check your environment and automatically fix any problems found:

qmk doctor -y

Check your environment and report problems only:

qmk doctor -n

qmk json2c

Creates a keymap.c from a QMK Configurator export.

Usage:

qmk json2c [-o OUTPUT] filename

qmk kle2json

This command allows you to convert from raw KLE data to QMK Configurator JSON. It accepts either an absolute file path, or a file name in the current directory. By default it will not overwrite info.json if it is already present. Use the -f or --force flag to overwrite.

Usage:

qmk kle2json [-f] <filename>

Examples:

$ qmk kle2json kle.txt
☒ File info.json already exists, use -f or --force to overwrite.
$ qmk kle2json -f kle.txt -f
Ψ Wrote out to info.json

qmk list-keyboards

This command lists all the keyboards currently defined in qmk_firmware

Usage:

qmk list-keyboards

qmk list-keymaps

This command lists all the keymaps for a specified keyboard (and revision).

Usage:

qmk list-keymaps -kb planck/ez

qmk new-keymap

This command creates a new keymap based on a keyboard's existing default keymap.

Usage:

qmk new-keymap [-kb KEYBOARD] [-km KEYMAP]

qmk pyformat

This command formats python code in qmk_firmware.

Usage:

qmk pyformat

qmk pytest

This command runs the python test suite. If you make changes to python code you should ensure this runs successfully.

Usage:

qmk pytest