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Electron-packager is a command line tool used for packaging Electron applications. Electron is a framework that allows you to build cross-platform desktop applications using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Electron-packager helps you bundle your Electron app's source code into executable files for different operating systems (such as macOS, Windows, and Linux) so that users can easily install and run your application without having to install Electron separately.

Here are some key features and functionalities of electron-packager:

  1. Cross-platform packaging: Electron-packager allows you to package your Electron application for multiple operating systems, including macOS, Windows, and Linux. It can package your app's source code into executables that are compatible with each platform.

  2. Customization options: You can customize various aspects of the packaged application, such as the icon, application name, file name, and version. Electron-packager provides options to set these parameters during the packaging process.

  3. Packaging for specific architectures and platforms: Electron-packager allows you to specify target architectures (like x64, ia32, or arm64) and platforms (such as mac, win, or linux) for which you want to package your application.

  4. Automatic dependency resolution: Electron-packager automatically detects and includes the dependencies required by your Electron application. It analyzes your project's dependencies defined in the package.json file and bundles them together with your app.

  5. Out-of-the-box code signing support: On macOS and Windows, electron-packager can apply code signing to your packaged application, ensuring that they are properly signed with the necessary certificates for distribution and security purposes.

  6. Integration with build systems: Electron-packager can be integrated into build systems, such as popular task runners or build automation tools like Gulp or npm scripts. This allows you to automate the packaging process and streamline your development workflow.

Overall, electron-packager simplifies the process of packaging and distributing Electron applications, making it easier for developers to release their apps across different platforms and architectures.

List of commands for electron-packager:

  • electron-packager:tldr:3d4a6 electron-packager: Package an application for 64-bit Linux.
    $ electron-packager "${path-to-app}" "${app_name}" --platform="${linux}" --arch="${x64}"
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  • electron-packager:tldr:aafe5 electron-packager: Package an application for the current architecture and platform.
    $ electron-packager "${path-to-app}" "${app_name}"
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  • electron-packager:tldr:f2e25 electron-packager: Package an application for all architectures and platforms.
    $ electron-packager "${path-to-app}" "${app_name}" --all
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