Timeline for flyctl - > fly rename

Hi all,

I’m scripting a lot of fly commands and I’m curious when the official move, if ever, will be from flyctl to fly usage. The docs occasionally have both.

I think I read somewhere this was the case, but maybe it’s completely imagined.

Quoting the README from the GitHub repo:

Note: Most installations of flyctl also alias flyctl to fly as a command name and this will become the default name in the future. During the transition, note that where you see flyctl as a command it can be replaced with fly .

We’ll keep an alias to flyctl at the very least. So you’re safe to use either form. :slight_smile:

I guess I’m wondering when the official switch will happen. That is, when fly is not the alias, but rather the main one.

Right now, nix’s fly package is flyctl but should be updated to fly once the switch is made.

See here: nixpkgs/default.nix at master · NixOS/nixpkgs · GitHub

Ah! So we vaguely plan to make that change but we haven’t scheduled it yet. We may not ever rename the binary, just changing our docs to use the fly alias might be enough.