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NodeCG's command line interface.

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First, make sure you have git installed, and that it is in your PATH. Then, install bower, which may be used to install bundles' dependencies:

npm install -g bower

Once those are installed, you may install nodecg-cli via npm:

npm install -g nodecg-cli

Installing nodecg-cli does not install NodeCG. To install an instance of NodeCG, use the setup command in an empty directory:

mkdir nodecg
cd nodecg
nodecg setup


  • nodecg setup [version] [--update], install a new instance of NodeCG. version is a semver range. If version is not supplied, the latest release will be installed. Enable --update flag to install over an existing copy of NodeCG.
  • nodecg start, start the NodeCG instance in this directory path
  • nodecg install [repo] [--dev], install a bundle by cloning a git repo. Can be a GitHub owner/repo pair (supportclass/lfg-sublistener) or https git url ( If run in a bundle directory with no arguments, installs that bundle's dependencies. Enable --dev flag to install the bundle's devDependencies.
  • nodecg uninstall <bundle>, uninstall a bundle
  • nodecg defaultconfig, If a bundle has a configschema.json present in its root, this command will create a default config file at nodecg/cfg/:bundleName.json with defaults based on that schema.

Special Thanks

This CLI program is based on Tim Santeford's commander.js starter.