To streamline Terraform use you can use the typical make command. Below is a very simple Makefile and of course it can be built out for testing steps etc...
➜ cat Makefile init: terraform init validate: terraform fmt -recursive terraform validate plan: terraform validate terraform plan -var-file="variables.tfvars" apply: terraform apply -var-file="variables.tfvars" --auto-approve destroy: terraform destroy -var-file="variables.tfvars" all: validate plan apply
❯ make init terraform init Initializing the backend... Initializing provider plugins... - Reusing previous version of oracle/oci from the dependency lock file - Using previously-installed oracle/oci v5.2.1 Terraform has been successfully initialized! You may now begin working with Terraform. Try running "terraform plan" to see any changes that are required for your infrastructure. All Terraform commands should now work. If you ever set or change modules or backend configuration for Terraform, rerun this command to reinitialize your working directory. If you forget, other commands will detect it and remind you to do so if necessary.