The Pinata CLI written in Go is designed to help automate Pinata related tasks in the terminal. Its still in development so please feel free to open issues and pull requests on the GitHub repo!


If you are on Windows please use WSL when installing, as the current implementation will not work natively on Windows OS.

We are currently working on the build flow for binaries to make installation easier, but for now we recommend building from source.

To do this make sure you have Go installed on your computer and the following command returns a version:

go version

Then paste and run the following into your terminal:

git clone && cd pinata-go-cli && go install .


The Pinata CLI is equipped with the majortiry of features on the Pinata API.

auth - Authentication

With the CLI installed you will first need to authenticate it with your Pinata JWT

pinata auth <your-jwt>

upload - Uploads

After authentication you can now upload using the upload command or u for short, then pass in the path to the file or folder you want to upload.

pinata upload ~/Pictures/somefolder/image.png

The following flags are also available to set the name or CID version of the upload.

--version value, -v value  Set desired CID version to either 0 or 1. Default is 1. (default: 1)
--name value, -n value     Add a name for the file you are uploading. By default it will use the filename on your system. (default: "nil")
--cid-only                 Use if you only want the CID returned after an upload (default: false)

list - List Files

You can list files with the list command or the alias l. The results are printed in raw JSON to help increase composability.

pinata list

By default it will retrieve the 10 latest files, but with the flags below you can get more results or fine tune your search.

--cid value, -c value         Search files by CID (default: "null")
--amount value, -a value      The number of files you would like to return, default 10 max 1000 (default: "10")
--name value, -n value        The name of the file (default: "null")
--status value, -s value      Status of the file. Options are 'pinned', 'unpinned', or 'all'. Default: 'pinned' (default: "pinned")
--pageOffset value, -p value  Allows you to paginate through files. If your file amount is 10, then you could set the pageOffset to '10' to see the next 10 files. (default: "null")

delete - Delete Files

If you ever need to you can delete a file by CID using the delete command or alias d followed by the file CID.

pinata delete QmVLwvmGehsrNEvhcCnnsw5RQNseohgEkFNN1848zNzdng

pin - Pin by CID

Separate from the upload command which uploads files from your machine to Pinata, you can also pin a file already on the IPFS network by using the pin command or alias p followed by the CID. This will start a pin by CID request which will go into a queue.

pinata pin QmVLwvmGehsrNEvhcCnnsw5RQNseohgEkFNN1848zNzdng

To check the queue use the request command.

requests - Pin by CID Requests

As mentioned in the pin command, when you submit an existing CID on IPFS to be pinned to your Pinata account, it goes into a request queue. From here it will go through multiple status’. For more info on these please consult the documentation.

pinata requests

You can use flags to help filter requests as well.

--cid value, -c value         Search pin by CID requests by CID (default: "null")
--status value, -s value      Search by status for pin by CID requests. See for more info. (default: "null")
--pageOffset value, -p value  Allows you to paginate through requests by number of requests. (default: "null")


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us!

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