Homebrew Terraform

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  1. Terraform Homebrew Mac
  2. Install Terraform Brew
  3. Install Specific Terraform Version

Homebrew’s package index. Tool to build, change, and version infrastructure. With Cloudflare’s Terraform provider, you can manage your edge using the same familiar tools you use to automate the rest of your infrastructure. Define and store configuration in source code repositories like GitHub, track and version changes over time, and roll back when needed—all without needing to.

terraform-docs is available on Linux, macOS, Windows, and FreeBSD platforms.

Homebrew#

Homebrew cask terraform

If you are a macOS user, you can use Homebrew.

Windows#

Terraform Homebrew Mac

If you are a Windows user:

Scoop#

You can use Scoop.

Chocolatey#

or you can use Chocolatey.

Docker#

You also can run terraform-docs as a container:

Docker tag latest refers to latest stable released version and edgerefersto HEAD of master at any given point in time. And any named version tags areidentical to the official GitHub releases without leading v.

Pre-compiled Binary#

Stable binaries are available on the GitHub Release page. To install, downloadthe file for your platform from “Assets” and place it into your $PATH:

Note: Windows releases are in ZIP format.

Go Users#

The latest version can be installed using go get:

NOTE: to download any version beforev0.9.1 (inclusive) you need to use toold module namespace (segmentio):

Install Terraform Brew

NOTE: please use the latest Go to do this, minimum go1.16 or greater.

This will put terraform-docs in $(go env GOPATH)/bin. If you encounter the errorterraform-docs: command not found after installation then you may need to either addthat directory to your $PATH as shown [here] or do a manual installation by cloningthe repo and run make build from the repository which will put terraform-docs in:

Code Completion#

The code completion for bash or zsh can be installed as follow. Note that shellauto-completion is not available on Windows platform.

bash#

zsh#

To make this change permanent, the above commands can be added to ~/.profile file.

This guide highlights everything you need to know about Terraform—a tool that allows programmers to build, change, and version infrastructure safely and efficiently.

What is Terraform?

Terraform is an open source “Infrastructure as Code” tool, created by HashiCorp.

A declarative coding tool, Terraform enables developers to use a high-level configuration language called HCL (HashiCorp Configuration Language) to describe the desired “end-state” cloud or on-premises infrastructure for running an application. It then generates a plan for reaching that end-state and executes the plan to provision the infrastructure.

Because Terraform uses a simple syntax, can provision infrastructure across multiple cloud and on-premises data centers, and can safely and efficiently re-provision infrastructure in response to configuration changes, it is currently one of the most popular infrastructure automation tools available. If your organization plans to deploy a hybrid cloud or multicloud environment, you’ll likely want or need to get to know Terraform.

Why Infrastructure as Code (IaC)?

To better understand the advantages of Terraform, it helps to first understand the benefits of Infrastructure as Code (IaC). IaC allows developers to codify infrastructure in a way that makes provisioning automated, faster, and repeatable. It’s a key component of Agile and DevOps practices such as version control, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.

Infrastructure as code can help with the following:

  • Improve speed: Automation is faster than manually navigating an interface when you need to deploy and/or connect resources.
  • Improve reliability: If your infrastructure is large, it becomes easy to misconfigure a resource or provision services in the wrong order. With IaC, the resources are always provisioned and configured exactly as declared.
  • Prevent configuration drift: Configuration drift occurs when the configuration that provisioned your environment no longer matches the actual environment. (See ‘Immutable infrastructure’ below.)
  • Support experimentation, testing, and optimization: Because Infrastructure as Code makes provisioning new infrastructure so much faster and easier, you can make and test experimental changes without investing lots of time and resources; and if you like the results, you can quickly scale up the new infrastructure for production.

Install Specific Terraform Version

See “What is Infrastructure as Code?” for a closer look: