nexe

Roll node.s applications into a single executable

npm install nexe
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Nexe

Nexe is a command-line utility that compiles your Node.js application into a single executable file.

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Motivation

  • Ability to run multiple applications with different node.js runtimes.
  • Distributable binaries without needing node / npm.
  • Starts faster.
  • Lockdown specific application versions, and easily rollback.
  • Faster deployments.

Requirements

  • Linux / Mac

Caveats

  • Doesn't support native modules (yet).
  • Doesn't support windows (yet).

Installation

Via NPM:

    npm install nexe [-g]

Or git:

    git clone

CLI Usage


Usage: nexe -i [sources] -o [binary]

Options:
  -i, --input    The entry javascript files         [default: cwd]
  -o, --output   The output binary                  [default: cwd/release/app.nex]
  -r, --runtime  The node.js runtime to use         [default: "0.8.15"]
  -t, --temp     The path to store node.js sources  [default: /tmp/nexe]

Code usage


var nexe = require('nexe');

nexe.compile({ input: 'input.js', output: 'path/to/bin', runtime: '0.8.15' } function() {

});
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