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Awesome Cross-Platform

A curated list of awesome developer tools for writing cross-platform Node.js code

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Last Update: Oct. 20, 2021, 9 a.m.

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๐Ÿ“— How to write cross-platform Node.js code

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Tips, tricks, and resources for working with Node.js, and the start of an ongoing conversation on how we can improve the Node.js experience on Microsoft platforms.

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All the characters that work on most terminals

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Great tutorial covering many common issues that arise when writing cross-platform code: path creation, script execution, newline characters.

Development environment

A node.js version management utility for Windows. Ironically written in Go.

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Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions

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Upgrade npm on Windows

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Install C++ Build Tools for Windows using npm

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Node.js installer for various platforms.

Continuous integration

Focused on Windows. Free tiers are available for OSS projects.

Windows/macOS/Linux. Free for OSS projects.

Windows/macOS/Linux. Free for OSS projects with 10 parallel jobs.

Virtualization

Automated installation of the Microsoft IE App Compat virtual machines

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General purpose software for running x86 virtual machines.

Software platform to create, deploy and manage virtualized application containers on a common operating system, with an ecosystem of allied tools.

Compatibility

Run Windows API calls on Linux, Mac, BSD and Solaris.

Run POSIX on Windows.

WSL

Run the Linux command line on Windows (ELF binary execution, system calls, filesystem, Bash, core utilities, common applications).

gcc` on Windows.

Git Bash](https://gitforwindows.org/) - Bash on Windows.

Databases

Native port of Redis for Windows. Redis is an in-memory database that persists on disk. The data model is key-value, but many different kind of values are supported: Strings, Lists, Sets, Sorted Sets, Hashes, Streams, HyperLogLogs. This repository contains unofficial port of Redis to Windows.

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OS identification

Returns true if the platform is Windows (and Cygwin or MSYS/MinGW for unit tests)

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Check if the process is running inside Windows Subsystem for Linux (Bash on Windows)

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A Node.js module that returns the OS/Distribution name of the environment you are working on

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Get the name of the current operating system. Example: macOS Sierra

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System Information Library for Node.JS

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Shell

Process execution for humans

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Gulp.js command execution for humans

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A cross platform solution to node's spawn and spawnSync

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Portable Unix shell commands for Node.js

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Windows support for Node.JS scripts (daemons, eventlog, UAC, etc).

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Colored symbols for various log levels

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Unicode symbols with fallbacks for older terminals

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Access the system clipboard (copy/paste)

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Environment

๐Ÿ”€ Cross platform setting of environment scripts

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Get the path to the user home directory

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Get the username of the current user

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Look up environment settings specific to different operating systems.

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Check if the process is running with elevated privileges

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Like which(1) unix command. Find the first instance of an executable in the PATH.

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Filesystem

A rm -rf util for nodejs

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Make a directory and its parents if needed - Think mkdir -p

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Recursive version of fs.readdir with streaming api.

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Copy files

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Minimal and efficient cross-platform file watching library

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fs with incremental backoff on EMFILE

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Node.js: extra methods for the fs object like copy(), remove(), mkdirs()

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make the keys on an object path.sep agnostic.

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Cross-platform /dev/null

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Signals

Fabulously kill processes. Cross-platform.

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when you want to fire an event no matter how a process exits.

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Processes

Get running processes

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Check if a process is running

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Streams

Create a readable Node.js stream that produces no data (or optionally blank data) or a writable stream that discards data

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Creates a readable stream producing cryptographically strong pseudo-random data using crypto.randomBytes()

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Desktop UI

Open stuff like URLs, files, executables. Cross-platform.

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A Node.js module for sending notifications on native Mac, Windows and Linux (or Growl as fallback)

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Windows registry

node module that provides access to the Windows Registry through the REG commandline tool

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๐Ÿ—ƒ Simple access to, and manipulation of, the Windows Registry. With promises. Without rage.

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Read and Write to the Windows registry in-process from Node.js. Easily set application file associations and other goodies.

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Known issues

Moved to https://github.com/nodejs/node

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Wrap all spawned Node.js child processes by adding environs and arguments ahead of the main JavaScript file argument.

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See also

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ A list of awesome packages and frameworks for implementing javascript applications on the desktop

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