# Getting started


The Ts.ED CLI is a command-line interface tool that you use to initialize, develop, scaffold, and maintain Ts.ED applications.

# CLI Core

This package help TypeScript developers to build your own CLI with class and decorators. To doing that, @tsed/cli-core use the Ts.ED DI and his utils to declare a new Command via decorators.

@tsed/cli-core provide also a plugin ready architecture. You and your community will be able to develop your official cli-plugin and deploy it on npm registry.

# CLI Plugins

CLI Plugins are npm packages that provide optional features to your Ts.ED CLI projects, such as Mocha/Jest, TSLint integration and unit testin. It's easy to spot a Ts.ED CLI plugin as their names start with either @tsed/cli-plugin- (for built-in plugins) or tsed-cli-plugin- (for community plugins).

When you run the @tsed/cli binary inside your project, it automatically resolves and loads all CLI Plugins listed in your project's package.json.

Plugins can be included as part of your project creation process or added into the project later.

# Installing CLI

Install the CLI using the npm package manager:

npm install -g @tsed/cli

# Basic workflow

Invoke the tool on the command line through the tsed executable. Online help is available on the command line. Enter the following to list commands or options for a given command (such as generate) with a short description.

tsed -h
tsed generate -h

To create a Ts.ED project create a new directory and use the following commands:

tsed init .
npm start # or yarn start


The tsed init command will generate the project with the selected choices. Out-of-the-box, CLI support Mocha, Jest, TSLint, Prettier, Passport, etc...