Extension CLI is a command-line application that facilitates chromium∗-based web extension development by providing a systematic way to build, test and document extension projects. It handles the project setup and builds and lets you focus on the extension you are creating.
🎨CSS Bundling — Compiles, bundles, and minifies CSS and SASS files
📦ZIP Generation — Generates a
.zipfile for publishing
📝Document Source Code — Generates code documentation using JSDoc
⚔️Cross-Browser Compatibility - develop extensions for Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Brave.
Note: Using this CLI assumes you have Node.js installed. If you do not, you can install it here.
Create new extension project
Add to an existing project
npm install extension-cli
|xt-build||Run builds; env flags:
|xt-test||Run unit tests|
|xt-sync||Update project config files to match the latest defaults supplied by this CLI|
|xt-clean||Remove automatically generated files|
Read the Docs
CLI Developer Guide
If you are interested in extending this project or forking see this guide →
After developing multiple browser extensions, it became clear that there are several steps in the development process that stay the same between every project.
Instead of setting up these tasks individually for each project, it made more sense to combine everything in a utility tool that could be shared between projects.
This approach helps with creating a common, consistent development approach between multiple projects, reduces time to get started, and makes it easier to update build tools and scripts across multiple projects as many npm packages inevitably need to be updated (frequently!).
Issues & Feature Requests: Submit on Github
Maker: made by developers behind several popular extensions!