wp cli output format with –porcelain

wp db export

Succes: Exported to 'dbname-2019-09-16-2790c11.sql'

Often you need the filename. And if you only need the file name that’s annoying to parse.

--porcelain flag to the rescue!

wp db export --porcelain


This will work on a lot of commands that have one item output.
Stuff like wp post create ....
Here is a complete list of commands that have the –porcelain flag

Commands that output more items usually have a --format flag to handle output.