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Usage: electron-packager <sourcedir> <appname> [options...]
Required parameters
sourcedir the base directory of the application source
Examples: electron-packager ./
electron-packager ./ --all
Optional parameters
appname the name of the app, if it needs to be different from the "productName" or "name"
in the nearest package.json
Options
version prints the version of Electron Packager and Node, plus the target platform and
arch, for bug reporting purposes, and exits immediately
* All platforms *
all equivalent to --platform=all --arch=all
app-copyright human-readable copyright line for the app
app-version release version to set for the app
arch all, or one or more of: ia32, x64, armv7l, arm64, mips64el (comma-delimited if
multiple). Defaults to the host arch
asar whether to package the source code within your app into an archive. You can either
pass --asar by itself to use the default configuration, OR use dot notation to
configure a list of sub-properties, e.g. --asar.unpackDir=sub_dir - do not use
--asar and its sub-properties simultaneously.
Properties supported:
- ordering: path to an ordering file for file packing
- unpack: unpacks the files to the app.asar.unpacked directory whose filenames
regex .match this string
- unpackDir: unpacks the dir to the app.asar.unpacked directory whose names glob
pattern or exactly match this string. It's relative to the <sourcedir>.
build-version build version to set for the app
download a list of sub-options to pass to electron-download. They are specified via dot
notation, e.g., --download.cache=/tmp/cache
Properties supported:
- cache: directory of cached Electron downloads. Defaults to `$HOME/.electron`
- mirror: alternate URL to download Electron zips
- strictSSL: whether SSL certs are required to be valid when downloading
Electron. Defaults to true, use --no-download.strictSSL to disable checks.
electron-version the version of Electron that is being packaged, see
https://github.com/electron/electron/releases
executable-name the name of the executable file, sans file extension. Defaults to appname
extra-resource a file to copy into the app's resources directory
icon the local path to an icon file to use as the icon for the app.
Note: Format depends on platform.
ignore do not copy files into app whose filenames RegExp.match this string. See also:
https://github.com/electron-userland/electron-packager/blob/master/docs/api.md#ignore
and --no-prune. Can be specified multiple times
no-deref-symlinks make sure symlinks are not dereferenced within the app source
no-prune do not prune devDependencies from the packaged app
out the dir to put the app into at the end. Defaults to current working dir
overwrite if output directory for a platform already exists, replaces it rather than
skipping it
platform all, or one or more of: darwin, linux, mas, win32 (comma-delimited if multiple).
Defaults to the host platform
quiet Do not print informational or warning messages
tmpdir temp directory. Defaults to system temp directory, use --no-tmpdir to disable
use of a temporary directory.
* darwin/mas target platforms only *
app-bundle-id bundle identifier to use in the app plist
app-category-type the application category type
For example, `app-category-type=public.app-category.developer-tools` will set the
application category to 'Developer Tools'.
extend-info a plist file to merge into the app plist
helper-bundle-id bundle identifier to use in the app helper plist
osx-sign (OSX host platform only) Whether to sign the OSX app packages. You can either
pass --osx-sign by itself to use the default configuration, or use dot notation
to configure a list of sub-properties, e.g. --osx-sign.identity="My Name"
Properties supported:
- identity: should contain the identity to be used when running `codesign`
- entitlements: the path to entitlements used in signing
- entitlements-inherit: the path to the 'child' entitlements
protocol URL protocol scheme to register the app as an opener of.
For example, `--protocol=myapp` would register the app to open
URLs such as `myapp://path`. This argument requires a `--protocol-name`
argument to also be specified.
protocol-name Descriptive name of URL protocol scheme specified via `--protocol`
* win32 target platform only *
win32metadata a list of sub-properties used to set the application metadata embedded into
the executable. They are specified via dot notation,
e.g. --win32metadata.CompanyName="Company Inc."
or --win32metadata.ProductName="Product"
Properties supported:
- CompanyName (default: author name from nearest package.json)
- FileDescription (default: appname)
- OriginalFilename (default: renamed exe)
- ProductName (default: appname)
- InternalName (default: appname)
- requested-execution-level (user, asInvoker, or requireAdministrator)
- application-manifest