selenium-standalone

installs a `start-selenium` command line to start a standalone selenium server with chrome-driver

npm install selenium-standalone
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Intalls a start-selenium command line starting a selenium standalone server along with the chromedriver.

Currently installs selenium 2.41.0 and chrome driver 2.9.

npm install --production selenium-standalone@latest -g
start-selenium

Any arguments passed to start-selenium are then passed to java -jar ...jar args.

So you can start-selenium -debug to launch standalone selenium server in debug mode.

Running headlessly

On linux,

To run headlessly, you can use xvfb:

xvfb-run --server-args="-screen 0, 1366x768x24" start-selenium

Available browsers

By default, google chrome, firefox and phantomjs are available if installed on the sytem.

Example: launch www.google.com

Using a selenium driver like wd:

npm install wd -g
wd shell
(wd): browser = wd.remote(); browser.init(function(){browser.get('http://www.google.com')})

Programmatic use

var selenium = require('selenium-standalone');

var spawnOptions = { stdio: 'pipe' };

// options to pass to `java -jar selenium-server-standalone-X.XX.X.jar`
var seleniumArgs = [
  '-debug'
];

var server = selenium(spawnOptions, seleniumArgs);
// or, var server = selenium();
// returns ChildProcess instance
// http://nodejs.org/api/child_process.html#child_process_class_childprocess

// spawnOptions defaults to `{ stdio: 'pipe' }`
// seleniumArgs defaults to `[]`

server.stdout.on('data', function(output) {
  console.log(output);
});

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