Data Loader is a Salesforce tool for bulk import/export operations. It is officially released for Windows and OS X only, but it is actually written in Java so it can run on Linux as well.
I created the dataloader package on the AUR repository for Arch Linux. If you are an Arch Linux user, please install it with Yaourt (or manually, if you prefer):
yaourt -S dataloader
If Arch Linux is not your distribution, in order to compile and execute it please follow these steps.
mavenfirst. And a Java Virtual Machine (>= 1.6), of course.
- Execute the following commands in order to download and build the source code.
git clone https://github.com/forcedotcom/dataloader.git cd dataloader mvn clean install -D skipTests
- In order to run Data Loader please execute the following command.
java -jar target/dataloader-34.0-uber.jar
In case you need help or you want me to create a package for your Linux distribution as well, please leave a comment below or tweet me @EgidioCaprino.