Getting started with Swissknife

Swissknife is a CircleCI orb and service that backs up the orb to simplify and make building complex tasks in pipelines easier.

Using the orb

Using the orb is as simple as defining the orb at the top of your Circle config.yml. Note that you have to be using v2.1 of Circle config to use orbs.

swissknife: roopakv/swissknife@0.39.0

Read more about the various commands and what you can do with the Orb in the Orb Features section.


The Swissknife service adds functionality which cannot be done by just an Orb. The service is currently in beta and to get access to the service please reach out to us at