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Dat Desktop

Peer to peer data sharing app built for humans.

"Build Status" "Standard


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Dat needs to be installed first. To run the app locally check out our download guide or install directly from the command line:

npm install -g dat


To run Dat Desktop in development mode:

npm install             # install dependencies
npm start               # start the application

To create binary packages run:

npm install             # install dependencies
npm run dist :os        # compile the app into an binary package


How to speed up downloading Electron

If you’re not in Europe or the US, you might want to use a different mirror for electron. You can set the ELECTRON_MIRROR variable to point to a different provider:

# Europe / US
$ npm install

# Asia / Oceania
$ ELECTRON_MIRROR="" npm install


MIT License

Font Attribution & License

SourceSansPro-Regular.ttf: Copyright 2010, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated (, with Reserved Font Name 'Source'. All Rights Reserved. Source is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. SIL Open Font License, 1.1

SourceCodePro-Regular.ttf: Copyright 2010, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. SIL Open Font License, 1.1

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