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Commands and Shortcuts

Hummingbot commands

Below are the available commands in the current Hummingbot release.

Command Function
connect List available exchanges and add API keys to them
create Create a new bot
import Import an existing bot by loading the configuration file
help List available commands
balance Display your asset balances across all connected exchanges
config Display the current bot's configuration
start Start the current bot
stop Stop the current bot
open_orders Show all active open orders
trades Show trades
pnl Show profit and losses
status Get the market status of the current bot
history See the past performance of the current bot
generate_certs Create SSL certifications for Gateway communication.
exit Exit and cancel all outstanding orders
export Export your bot's trades or private keys
order_book Displays the top 5 bid/ask prices and volume
ticker Show market ticker of current order book
autofill_import Choose between start and config when importing a strategy

Docker commands

These are the commonly used docker commands when using Hummingbot.

Command Function
docker ps -a List containers
docker rm [container name] Remove one or more containers
docker rmi [image name] Remove one or more images
docker rm $(docker ps -a q) Remove all containers

To view more docker commands, go to Docker Command Line Reference.

Linux commands

These are the basic commands used to navigate Linux commonly used with Hummingbot.

Command Function
ls Lists all files and folders in the current directory
cd Change directory / move to another folder location
mv Moves or renames a file or directory
cp To copy files or group of files or directory
rm Remove / delete files and folders
top Details on all active processes
htop Monitor the system processes in real time

For more information about basic Linux commands, check out The Linux command line for beginners.

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard Combo Command Description
Double CTRL + C Exit Press CTRL + C twice to exit the bot
CTRL + S Status Show bot status
CTRL + F Search /
Hide Search
Toggle search in log pane
CTRL + X Exit Config Exit from the current configuration question
CTRL + A Select All * Select all text
CTRL + Z Undo * Undo action
Single CTRL + C Copy * Copy text
CTRL + V Paste * Paste text
CTRL + T Toggle Logs Hide / Show logs pane

* Used for text edit in input pane only.

Note about search:

  1. Press CTRL + F to trigger display the search field
  2. Enter your search keyword (not case sensitive)
  3. Hit Enter to jump to the next matching keyword (incremental search)
  4. When you are done, press CTRL + F again to go back to reset


Keyboard Combo Command
CTRL + C Copy
SHIFT + RMB (right-mouse button) Paste

To highlight, hold SHIFT + LMB (left mouse button) and drag across the text you want to select.


Keyboard Combo Command
⌘ + C Copy
⌘ + V Paste


To select text on macOS, you may need to enable the Allow Mouse Reporting option by pressing ⌘ + R or selecting View > Allow Mouse Reporting in the menu bar.


Then you should be able to select text by holding LMB (left mouse button) and drag. You can also hold down ⌥ + shift to select specific lines like the image below.


When accessing Hummingbot on a Linux cloud server through ssh using a macOS terminal, hold down the Option ⌥ key or ⌥ + ⌘ to highlight text.


Keyboard Combo Command
CTRL + SHIFT + V Paste

To use this shortcut, check this box by doing a right-click on the title bar at the top of the Hummingbot window, then select Properties.

Last update: 2021-12-15