scripts 1.0.0-dev

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Run commands upon installing Dart packages, and more. It would be nice if all of these features were eventually integrated into the main pub executable. Until then, this will do.


$ pub global activate scripts

To use packages that integrate with scripts, you should run scripts get instead of pub get. This will run pub get, and then install package executables into a .scripts-bin directory. Then, all installed packages will have their get scripts run.

Also replace pub upgrade with scripts upgrade. This will run get scripts as well.

You can run scripts link to link executables into .scripts-bin.

Running your own Scripts

It is very likely that you want to run your own scripts during development, or upon package installation. Do as follows in your pubspec.yaml:

name: foo
# ...
  build: gcc -o foo src/
  - dart_gyp configure
  - dart_gyp build

Installed dependencies with executables will automatically be filled in to the PATH during script execution.

Then, in your project root, you can run:

$ scripts build

Available Commands


Removes the .scripts-bin directory, if present.


This script simply runs pub get, and then calls link.


Essentially an npm init for Dart. This command will run you through a series of prompts, after which a pubspec.yaml will be generated for you.


Can be used to install dependencies without having to search the Pub directory for the current version.

# Install the newest version, and apply caret syntax
$ scripts install my-package

# Install a specific version
$ scripts install my-package@^1.0.0
$ scripts install my-package@0.0.4+25
$ scripts install "my-package@>=2.0.0 <3.0.0"

# Install a Git dependency
$ scripts install my-package@git://path/to/repo.git

# Specify a commit or ref
$ scripts install my-package@git://path/to/repo.git#bleeding-edge

# Install a local package
$ scripts install my-package@path:/Users/john/Source/Dart/pkg

# Install multiple packages
$ scripts install my-package my-other-package yet-another-package

# Install to dev_dependencies
$ scripts install --dev http test my-package@git://repo#dev

# Preview new `pubspec.yaml`, without actually installing dependencies,
# or modifying the file.
$ scripts install --dry-run my-experimental-package

Creates symlinks to each dependency (in future versions, I will eliminate symlink use), and also creates executable files linked to any dependencies that export executables.


Runs clean, followed by get.

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  scripts: "^1.0.0-dev"

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

with Flutter:

$ flutter packages get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get or packages get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:scripts/scripts.dart';
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  • completed on Feb 3, 2018
  • Dart: 2.0.0-dev.20.0
  • pana: 0.10.1


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Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=1.19.0
angel_cli ^1.0.0-dev 1.0.0-dev+18 1.2.0+5
args ^0.13.7 0.13.7 1.3.0
console ^2.2.4 2.2.4
html ^0.12.0 0.12.2+2 0.13.2+2
http ^0.11.3 0.11.3+16
id ^1.0.15 1.0.16
path ^1.4.0 1.5.1
yaml ^2.1.12 2.1.13
yamlicious ^0.0.5 0.0.5
Transitive dependencies
async 2.0.3
charcode 1.1.1
collection 1.14.5
csslib 0.13.7+1 0.14.1
glob 1.1.5
http_parser 3.1.1
logging 0.11.3+1
matcher 0.12.1+4
meta 1.1.2
quiver 0.22.0 0.28.0
quiver_iterables 1.0.1
random_string 0.0.1
source_span 1.4.0
stack_trace 1.9.1
string_scanner 1.0.2
typed_data 1.1.5
utf 0.9.0+4
vector_math 1.4.7 2.0.5
watcher 0.9.7+7
Dev dependencies
test ^0.12.15