Making a CLI in Imba

A short tutorial on how to write a command line tool

While you can use any of the popular CLI scaffolding on NPM to create a CLI tool and it will work with Imba. You can also write all your scripts and tooling in Imba.

Installing Imba Globally

Depending on on how you want to use Imba, it can be convenient to have it installed globally. This way you can invoke the imba where you need it.

yarn global add imba@pre # npm -g install imba@pre
# TODO: Remove @pre when Imba v2 has been released

Simple Scripts

Assuming you have installed imba globally, you can then add the shebang and start writing your code.

#!/usr/bin/env imba
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console.log('hello imba')

Creating a New Project

TODO: show steps for init, handling args (process.arg...), publish to npm, etc.