Command: state pull
terraform state pull command is used to manually download and output
the state from remote state. This command also
works with local state.
terraform state pull
This command downloads the state from its current location, upgrades the local copy to the latest state file version that is compatible with locally-installed Terraform, and outputs the raw format to stdout.
This is useful for reading values out of state (potentially pairing this command with something like jq). It is also useful if you need to make manual modifications to state.
You cannot use this command to inspect the Terraform version of the remote state, as it will always be converted to the current Terraform version before output.
Note: Terraform state files must be in UTF-8 format without a byte order mark (BOM). For PowerShell on Windows, use
Set-Content to automatically encode files in UTF-8 format. For example, run
terraform state pull | sc terraform.tfstate.