JavaScript CLI

Open-source JavaScript projects categorized as CLI

Top 23 JavaScript CLI Projects

  • zx

    A tool for writing better scripts

  • Project mention: Google/Zx v8.1 | | 2024-05-13
  • chalk

    πŸ– Terminal string styling done right

  • Project mention: JavaScript Libraries That You Should Know | | 2024-03-19

    4. Chalk

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

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  • ava

    Node.js test runner that lets you develop with confidence πŸš€

  • Project mention: Painless CLI integration testing | | 2024-01-10

    We use Jest Framework for testing. Jest is not a dogma, and, of course, in its place can be any other test runner, such as Mocha or Ava. Let's focus on tests. I'll provide a short example because I don’t want to waste your time. You can find the full version here. It's crucial to read the comments in the code below. Let's go!

  • svgo

    βš™οΈ Node.js tool for optimizing SVG files

  • Project mention: SVG Viewer – View, edit, and optimize SVGs | | 2024-04-27

    Surprised this is being discussed here. It's worth noting that SVGOMG runs SVGO 3.0.0 while the latest version is 3.2.0 (so run SVGO locally for the latest optimizations), but I understand that once is merged Jake will release an updated version of SVGOMG.

  • Inquirer.js

    A collection of common interactive command line user interfaces.

  • Project mention: Mastering Node.js CLI: Best Practices and Tips | | 2024-02-06

    Inquirer.js is a handy tool for adding interactive prompts to your CLI.

  • webpack-dashboard

    A CLI dashboard for webpack dev server

  • SingleFile

    Web Extension for saving a faithful copy of a complete web page in a single HTML file

  • Project mention: How SingleFile Transformed My Obsidian Workflow | | 2024-01-26

    That's interesting. I have been saving articles as PDF files, which is browser-independent, but useful just for search and reference, a nuisance to quote/copy-and-paste.

    If I search only the computer, I don't get results from EBay and Amazon at the top. The idea of keeping the knowledge base separate from the primary notes is a good idea. In my case, that knowledge base is the file system, and the primary notes are whatever I choose.

    When I was using Evernote, the inbox was the knowledge base and notebooks were the focus. I just had too many different potential projects going on to manage this well.

    Looking to focus.

    I'll revisit Firefox and SingleFile.

    Explanation of the zip file inside.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • git-history

    Quickly browse the history of a file from any git repository

  • social-analyzer

    API, CLI, and Web App for analyzing and finding a person's profile in 1000 social media \ websites

  • readme-md-generator

    πŸ“„ CLI that generates beautiful files

  • taskbook

    Tasks, boards & notes for the command-line habitat

  • signale

    Highly configurable logging utility

  • prompts

    ❯ Lightweight, beautiful and user-friendly interactive prompts

  • Project mention: Prompts – Lightweight, beautiful and user-friendly interactive prompts | /r/hypeurls | 2023-11-09
  • pipedream

    Connect APIs, remarkably fast. Free for developers.

  • Project mention: Pipe Dreams: The life and times of Yahoo Pipes | | 2023-12-15

    No I don’t think so. You probably want n8n if you’re keen on self-hosting.

  • Release It! πŸš€

    πŸš€ Automate versioning and package publishing

  • Project mention: Nx - Highlights of 2023 | | 2023-12-28

    Open source libraries and frameworks share a common necessity: the need to develop multiple packages cohesively and efficiently while managing their versioning and publishing to NPM. Nx has emerged as a go-to choice for handling such open source monorepos (as we'll explore further in the next section of this blog post). Until recently, one area Nx did not address directly was versioning and release management. Traditionally, this gap has been filled with tools like release-it, changesets, or custom Node scripts, similar to our approach in the Nx repository.

  • standard-version

    :trophy: Automate versioning and CHANGELOG generation, with and

  • Project mention: Git commit helper: add emojis to your commits | | 2024-05-04

    Using Conventional Commits ⭐ as a standard for your commit messages, makes Semantic Versioning πŸ”– as easy as can be, with tools like Conventional Changelog πŸ“„ Standard Version πŸ”– and Semantic Release πŸ“¦πŸš€

  • enquirer

    Stylish, intuitive and user-friendly prompts, for Node.js. Used by eslint, webpack, yarn, pm2, pnpm, RedwoodJS, FactorJS, salesforce, Cypress, Google Lighthouse, Generate, tencent cloudbase, lint-staged, gluegun, hygen, hardhat, AWS Amplify, GitHub Actions Toolkit, @airbnb/nimbus, and many others! Please follow Enquirer's author:

  • Project mention: GitHub Sponsors: Jon Schlinkert JavaScript developer | | 2024-04-30

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  • np

    A better `npm publish`

  • plop

    Consistency Made Simple

  • Project mention: How I Build Paradise UI: A React UI Component Library | | 2024-05-14

    These folders and files can be generated with plop command pnpm plop component or pnpm create-component before creating new component.

  • fkill

    Fabulously kill processes. Cross-platform.

  • npm-run-all

    A CLI tool to run multiple npm-scripts in parallel or sequential.

  • vorpal

    Node's framework for interactive CLIs

  • hygen

    The simple, fast, and scalable code generator that lives in your project.

  • Project mention: Reduzindo trabalho manual em React com Hygen | | 2024-02-26

    --- to: app/hello.js --- const hello = ``` Hello! This is your first hygen template. Learn what it can do here: ``` console.log(hello)

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020).

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  • A note from our sponsor - InfluxDB | 20 May 2024
    Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality. Learn more β†’


What are some of the best open-source CLI projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 zx 41,891
2 chalk 21,461
3 ava 20,632
4 svgo 20,430
5 Inquirer.js 19,448
6 webpack-dashboard 13,870
7 SingleFile 13,960
8 git-history 13,471
9 social-analyzer 11,143
10 readme-md-generator 10,712
11 taskbook 8,894
12 signale 8,900
13 prompts 8,666
14 pipedream 8,331
15 Release It! πŸš€ 7,595
16 standard-version 7,568
17 enquirer 7,508
18 np 7,483
19 plop 6,916
20 fkill 6,831
21 npm-run-all 5,634
22 vorpal 5,621
23 hygen 5,536

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