# build


# build

Build one or more flows.

  This command builds all specified flows and writes their metadata to a JSON
  file. These flows can then be registered without building later by passing
  the `--json` flag to `prefect register`.

Options:
  -p, --path TEXT    A path to a file or a directory containing the flow(s) to
                     build. May be passed multiple times to specify multiple
                     paths.
  -m, --module TEXT  A python module name containing the flow(s) to build. May
                     be passed multiple times to specify multiple modules.
  -n, --name TEXT    The name of a flow to build from the specified
                     paths/modules. If provided, only flows with a matching
                     name will be built. May be passed multiple times to
                     specify multiple flows. If not provided, all flows found
                     on all paths/modules will be built.
  -l, --label TEXT   A label to add on all built flow(s). May be passed
                     multiple times to specify multiple labels.
  -o, --output TEXT  The output path. Defaults to `flows.json`.
  -u, --update       Updates an existing `json` file rather than overwriting
                     it.
  --help             Show this message and exit.

  Examples:

    Build all flows found in a directory.

      $ prefect build -p myflows/

    Build a flow named "example" found in `flow.py`.

      $ prefect build -p flow.py -n "example"

    Build all flows found in a module named `myproject.flows`.

      $ prefect build -m "myproject.flows"

    Build all flows in python files named `flow.py` found recursively using
  globbing

      $ prefect register --project my-project -p "**/flow.py"

This documentation was auto-generated from commit e6bd04a
on September 7, 2022 at 21:06 UTC