The CLI allows you to process files without needing to explicitly create and delete documents in Aluma (see the Documents overview for more about Aluma documents), but it does allow you to use the documents API should you wish to.
Using these commands may also be useful when integrating with the API. It's easy to, for example, create documents in Aluma when developing against the API, and then not be able to delete them until having completed the work to integrate with the Delete document endpoint. The CLI provides you with a way to experiment in this way without worrying about filling your document quota.
Updated almost 2 years ago