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Run weinre as a grunt task for easy configuration and integration with the rest of your workflow

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Getting Started

If you haven't used grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a gruntfile as well as install and use grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-weinre --save-dev

Then add this line to your project's Gruntfile.js gruntfile:




The minimal usage of weinre runs with no options:

weinre: {
  dev: {}

Recommended Usage

The default HTTP port of 8080 is pretty popular, so offsetting it by 2 may help you dodge a collision. Also setting the boundHost to -all- will let your mobile devices connect via your local ip address, since the default localhost won't work for them.

weinre: {
  dev: {
    options: {
      httpPort: 8082,
      boundHost: '-all-'

Usage with all available options(with their default values):

weinre: {
  dev: {
    options: {
      httpPort: 8080,
      boundHost: 'localhost',
      verbose: false,
      debug: false,
      readTimeout: 5,
      deathTimeout: 15

Running weinre concurrently

A common use case is to run weinre with other tasks concurrently. This can be achieved with the following config for the grunt-concurrent plugin which runs weinre, nodemon, node-inspector, and watch in a single terminal tab:

concurrent: {
  dev: {
    tasks: ['weinre', 'nodemon', 'node-inspector', 'watch'],
    options: {
      logConcurrentOutput: true



Type: Number Default: 8080

Port to run the http server on.


Type: String Default: 'localhost'

IP address to bind the server to.


Type: Boolean Default: false

Print more diagnostics.


Type: Boolean Default: false

Print even more diagnostics.


Type: Number Default: 5

Seconds to wait for a client message.


Type: Number Default: 3 * readTimeout

Seconds to wait to kill client.


0.0.2 - Fixed error logging, allowed weinre to be listed as an app dependency.

0.0.1 - Initial release.

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