Snyk Documentation

Snyk CLI

Snyk’s CLI helps you find and fix known vulnerabilities in your dependencies, both ad hoc and as part of your CI (Build) system.
The Snyk CLI requires you to authenticate with your account before using it. See our Language Support page for info about package managers and languages that the CLI supports.

CLI commands overview

snyk [options] [command] [package]

The package argument is optional. If no package is given, Snyk will run the command against the current working directory allowing you test your non-public applications.


auth [api-token].....Sign into Snyk.
test ............... Test for any known vulnerabilities.
wizard ............. Configure your policy file to update, auto patch and
                     ignore vulnerabilities. Note: Node.js only.
protect ............ Protect your code from vulnerabilities and
                     optionally suppress specific vulnerabilities.
                     Note: Node.js only.
monitor ............ Record the state of dependencies and any vulnerabilities on
policy ............. Display the Snyk policy for a package.
ignore ............. Ignore an issue. For more help run `snyk help ignore`.



--dev Include devDependencies.

--file Sets package file. For more help run `snyk help file`.

--org Associate a snapshot (or wizard snapshot) with a specific
organisation. For more help run `snyk help orgs`.

--ignore-policy Ignores and resets the state of your policy file.

--trust-policies Applies and uses ignore rules from your dependencies' Snyk policies,
otherwise ignore policies are only shown as a suggestion.

--show-vulnerable-pathsDisplay the dependency paths from the top level
dependencies, down to the vulnerable packages (defaults to true). Applicable to `snyk test`.

--dry-run Don't apply updates or patches during protect.

--severity-threshold = low/medium/high
Only report vulnerabilities of provided level or higher.

-q, --quiet Silence all output.

-h, --help This help information.

-v, --version The CLI version.



 $ snyk test
  $ snyk test ionic@1.6.5
  $ snyk monitor --org=my-team
  $ snyk test --show-vulnerable-paths=false

Use snyk test in your test scripts. If a vulnerability is found, the process will exit with a non-zero exit code.