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Workflows

What is it

Workflows are an easier way to execute and share commands within Warp. They are easily parameterized and searchable by name, description, or command arguments. Common workflows sourced by the Warp team and community are readily available within the app. Additionally, you can create and scope workflows locally or to a git repository.

How to use it

  • Press CTRL-SHIFT-R to open the Workflow menu or through the Command Palette CMD-P.
  • Once inside the menu, start typing in the search bar to filter the existing workflows or browse by category. (e.g. git, android, npm, etc.)
  • When a Workflow is selected, you can use SHIFT-TAB to cycle thru the parameters.

How it works

Workflows Demo
How to use Workflows

How is this Different from Aliases?

Workflows solve some major pain points with aliases, specifically the:
  1. 1.
    need to context switch
    1. 1.
      leave vim, source dotfiles, or reset shell
  2. 2.
    difficulty with attaching documentation
  3. 3.
    inability to easily search or share
  4. 4.
    inability to easily parameterize

Creating Custom Workflows

How to create a workflow

Workflows can easily be shared with your team by saving a workflow's YAML file to ~/.warp/workflows/ or .warp/workflows/ in the top level of a repository. Local and Repository workflows can be accessed under the "My Workflows" and "Repository Workflows" tab of the Workflows menu, respectively.
See the existing workflows spec within the Workflows repo for examples. Additionally, we outline the file format below:

Where to save workflows

Local workflows are scoped to your machine. Repository workflows are scoped to a git repository and can be accessed by anyone who has cloned the repo. Note: Repository workflows will not appear if you are ssh'd into a remote machine.
Local Workflow Path: ~/.warp/workflows
Repository Workflow Path: {{path_to_git_repo}}/.warp/workflows

Adding a Local Workflow

To start, create a workflows subdirectory within your .warp folder
mkdir -p ~/.warp/workflows
Add your workflow’s .yaml file to this directory; if the file format is valid Warp should automatically load it into the Workflows menu.
cp ~/path/to/my_awesome_workflow.yaml ~/.warp/workflows

Adding a Repository Workflow

You can add a repository workflow similarly to how you added a local workflow. Create a workflows folder in a repository’s root directory and save your .yaml file like so:
cd {{repository_path}}
mkdir -p .warp/workflows/
cp ~/path/to/my_awesome_workflow.yaml .warp/workflows

Contributing to Global Workflows

You can contribute workflows that will be made available to other Warp users by forking the Workflows repo and opening a pull request. See the Contributing section for more details.