Let's download a Meteor Todos example project, using a Linux shell (command line) script, to test out Electrifying a project for the first time:
Requirements for this section:
apt-get install git-all
There are many ways to install Git. Check them out here.
gitis a version control system for files. They can be stored remotely (i.e., online) in public repositories (GitHub being a rather famous one) or private repositories (BitBucket provides limited free private repositories, as an example). Read more [here].
#!/usr/bin/bash # Change this parameter to choose where to clone the repository to. TODOSPATH="/home/user/development/meteor-todos" # Download the repository to the $TODOSPATH location. git clone https://github.com/meteor/todos.git "$TODOSPATH" # Change directory (`cd`) into the Todos project folder. cd "$TODOSPATH"
We should now have a project folder named 'meteor-todos', at the location specified within the TODOSPATH parameter. We've also changed directory (
cd) into the project folder, so let's add Electrify to this project!
# It's really this simple. electrify
That's right - a single word command, and our project is ready. Permissions may cause errors for you when trying to run
electrify as a command, in wihch case try
sudo electrify to override the permissions.
However, do attempt to resolve these permission issues - it is not good practice to unnecessarily
sudo (which I'd elaborate upon, but I could write a whole other topic on why that is!)