If you have the gui installed -> Start | programs | bmc software | blcli help
Use the default help as Bill mentioned in his post. There is enough information to get you started.
Also, type blcli in the communities search and filter by documents to find additional documents on blcli and some creative uses of blcli documented by other users.
when i click on the help, it opens to a notepad with an html script. maybe the software was not installed.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/strict.dtd">
<!-- Copyright (c) 2000-2006 Quadralay Corporation. All rights reserved. -->
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html">
<meta http-equiv="charset" content="UTF-8">
<!-- MOTW-DISABLED saved from url=(0014)about:internet -->
// Process URL parameters
Parameters = "";
if (location.href.indexOf("?") != -1)
Parts = location.href.split("?");
Parameters = "?" + Parts;
setTimeout("location.replace(\"wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/switch.htm" + Parameters + "\");", 1);
It’s likely that the default program for opening html is notepad and not IE. You need to open that file w/ IE.
You can access the help by actually navigating to where it is installed on your server i.e. for example, in my desktop, the blcli location is -
C:\program files\BMC BladeLogic\OM\Doc\help\cli
After you navigate to that folder, open 'index.html' and/or make a shortcut to your desktop.