This package provides a CLI for developing Backstage plugins and apps.
Install the package via npm or yarn:
$ npm install --save @backstage/cli
$ yarn add @backstage/cli
For local development the cli can be used directly, even from other packages in this repo. The
bin/backstage-cli entrypoint contains a switch that will load the implementation from the
src directory when executed inside this repo.
To run the cli in watch mode, use
yarn start <args>. For example
yarn start create-app --help.
To try out the
create-app command locally, you can execute the following from the parent directory of this repo: