Does Pub Package Manager provide a way to install packages globally?
I have been a node.js developer for a while and I was wondering if there was a
pub equivalent of
npm install -g <package_name>
If there is a way to install packages globally, is there a way to register binary scripts which can be installed to be invoked like shell commands.
All pub packages are installed globally (a unique subdirectory below
~/.pub-cache/ for Mac/Linux
AppData\Roaming\Pub\Cache in Windows, for each package version) and is then only linked to your project you add the dependency in
~/pub-cache is only global for a user not global as for the entire system. I don’t know npm well but I think
npm install -g installs it global to the system. There is nothing similar in Dart but you don’t install a package in Dart anyway. When you use a Pub package in the same version in different packages it is saved only once on the drive.
global package executables
Packages containing executable scripts can be globally (per user) activated using
pub global activate .... If you add the
~/.pub-cache/bin/ directory to your path you can run these executable Dart scripts just by their name (like
tuneup for the
tuneup package) or with
pub global run packagename:scriptName (like
pub global run tuneup:tuneup) If script and package name are the same you can omit the
local package executables
You can also run scripts from dependencies of your current project with
pub run packageName:scriptName (like
pub run test for running unit tests)
Answered By – Günter Zöchbauer
Answer Checked By – Willingham (FlutterFixes Volunteer)