CLI Introduction

The webOS TV CLI (Command Line Interface) provides a collection of commands used for creating, packaging, installing, and launching web apps in the command line environment. The CLI allows you to develop and test your app without using a specific IDE.


With the webOS TV CLI, you can install your apps on a target device, such as the simulator, emulator, or webOS TV device. Besides, you can retrieve, run, terminate, and remove the apps installed on the target device. You can use the CLI during any of the following stages of the development process:

The development process with the CLI


The following table shows the commands you could use:

Commands Descriptions
ares Provides the help menu for using the ares commands
ares-generate Creates a web app from a template.
ares-package Creates and analyses an app package file.
ares-setup-device Manages the target devices.
ares-install Installs an app on the target device.
ares-launch Runs or terminates the web app.
ares-inspect Runs the Web Inspector for web app debugging.
ares-server Runs the Web server for testing local app files.
ares-novacom Gets a private key from webOS TV for the Developer Mode app.
ares-device-info Retrieves a device's system information and monitors the device's resource usage.
ares-extend-dev Extends the session time of the developer mode for the Developer Mode app.
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