Install electron prebuilt binaries for command-line use using npm. This module helps you easily install the
electron command for use on the command line without having to compile anything.
Download and install the latest build of electron for your OS and add it to your projects
package.json as a
npm install electron-prebuilt --save-dev
This is the preferred way to use electron, as it doesn't require users to install electron globally.
You can also use the
-g flag (global) to symlink it into your PATH:
npm install -g electron-prebuilt
If that command fails with an
EACCESS error you may have to run it again with
sudo npm install -g electron-prebuilt
Now you can just run
electron to run electron:
If you need to use an HTTP proxy you can set these environment variables
If you want to change the architecture that is downloaded (e.g.,
ia32 on an
x64 machine), you can use the
--arch flag with npm install or set the
npm_config_arch environment variable:
npm install --arch=ia32 electron-prebuilt
Works on Mac, Windows and Linux OSes that Electron supports (e.g. Electron does not support Windows XP).
First you have to write an electron application
Then you can run your app using:
- electron-packager - package and distribute your electron app in OS executables (.app, .exe etc)
- electron-builder - create installers for Windows and OS X. It's built to work together with electron-packager
- menubar - high level way to create menubar desktop applications with electron
Find more at the awesome-electron list
Most people use this from the command line, but if you require
electron-prebuilt inside your node app it will return the file path to the binary.
Use this to spawn electron from node scripts.
var electron =var proc =// will something similar to print /Users/maf/.../Electronconsole// spawn electronvar child = proc