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    Neo4ji offers tools for creating and managing multiple local neo4j instances.

    It is built for ease of use in a development setting, and probably should not be considered ready for production.


    $ npm install neo4ji


    Neo4ji consists of a command line tool and a node module. The command line tool has the following options:

    create a server with the given name. Optionally set a specific version of neo4j to be instantiated (2.1.1 is the default)

    $ neo4ji create <server name> [-V <version>]

    destroy the server with the given name

    $ neo4ji destroy <server name>

    start the server with the given name (a new server will be created if none exists). Optionally set a specific version of neo4j to be instantiated (2.1.1 is the default)

    $ neo4ji start <server name> [-V <version>]

    stop the server with the given name

    $ neo4ji stop <server name>

    Set the default version for neo4ji to instantiate

    $ neo4ji config -V <version>

    show a list of instances managed by noe4ji

    $ neo4ji instances

    The module has the following functions:

    var neo4ji = require('neo4ji')
    //Set the default version of neo4j to 2.0.3
    //create a server instance called testServer
    //start the testServer instance
    //get the instances object
    var instances = neo4ji.instances();
    //get a graph server instance for testServer
    var graph = neo4ji.instance('testServer');
    //stop the testServer instance
    //destroy the testServer instance

    Notes on behavior

    • calling create will always create a new instance, overwriting any existing instance
    • calling start will create an instance if none exists
    • everything is done synchronously
    • the initial usage of the command line tool or the module to create a datavase with a given version will fetch the neo4j tarball from neo4j.org, so it may take a while
    • calling neo4ji.instance() calls start, so it is garonteed to return an initialized instance
    • neo4ji.instance() creates an instance of a node-neo4j database object
    • instances are placed in the folder neo4ji/instances relative to the directory from which neo4ji is called


    This module depends on wget or curl to download neo4j. If you see this error:

    Error: unable to find [ curl ] or [ wget ] in PATH

    it is because neo4ji was unable to find curl or wget on your system.


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