node package manager


Click Parser

Extract data from Ubuntu's click & snap packages



npm install --save click-parser


npm install -g click-parser

OR as a snap

snap install click-parser



var parse = require('click-parser');

parse('//path/to/click/or/snap', function(err, data) {
    if (err) {
    else {
            apps: Array of detailed app objects
                    name: String of the internal name of this app
                    type: String of the apps type (app, webapp, scope, snappy, push)
                    features: Array of String of the app's special features (content_hub, url_dispatcher, push_helper, account_service)
                    desktop: Object of the app's desktop file (if one exists) (the keys are lowercase)
                    scopeIni: Object of the scope's ini file (if one exists) (the keys are lowercase)
                    apparmor: Object of the app's apparmor file
                    contentHub: Object of the app's content hub file (if it exists)
                    pushHelper: Object of the app's push helper file (translated from xml) (if it exists)
                    accountApplication: Object of the app's account application file (translated from xml) (if it exists)
                    accountService: Object of the app's account service file (translated from xml) (if it exists)
                    urlDispatcher: Array of the app's url dispatcher file (if it exists)
                    webappProperties: Object of the app's webapp properties (if it exists)
                    webappInject: Boolean, whether or not the webapp is injecting a js script (only applicable to type == 'webapp')
                    hooks: Object of the hooks for this app listed in the click's manifest
                    daemon: String of the daemon type for this snap (or false)
                    daemon: String of the command for this snap (or false)
            architecture: String of the package's architecture (all, armhf, i386, amd64, arm64)
            description: String of the package's description
            framework: String of the click's framework (ex: ubuntu-sdk-15.04)
            icon: Path to the icon file (if the second argument to parse() is true)
            maintainer: The maintainers full name
            maintainerEmail: The maintainer's email address
            name: String name of the package
            permissions: Array of Strings of all the permissions of all the apps
            title: String title of the package
            types: Array of Strings of the types of all the apps
            urls: Array of Strings of the urls handled by all the apps
            version: String of the package's version
            snappy_meta: Object of the snap's snap.yaml metadata file

//Also extract the icon into /tmp
parse('/path/to/click/', true, function(err, data) {});


click-parser /path/to/click/or/snap


Copyright (C) 2016 Brian Douglass

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

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