Writing and Modifying OpenTofu Code
The OpenTofu language is OpenTofu's primary user interface, and all of OpenTofu's workflows rely on configurations written in the OpenTofu language.
OpenTofu CLI includes several commands to make OpenTofu code more convenient to work with. Integrating these commands into your editing workflow can potentially save you time and effort.
tofu fmtcommand rewrites OpenTofu configuration files to a canonical format and style, so you don't have to waste time making minor adjustments for readability and consistency. It works well as a pre-commit hook in your version control system.
tofu validatecommand validates the syntax and arguments of the OpenTofu configuration files in a directory, including argument and attribute names and types for resources and modules. The
applycommands automatically validate a configuration before performing any other work, so
validateisn't a crucial part of the core workflow, but it can be very useful as a pre-commit hook or as part of a continuous integration pipeline.