Using the CLI
To build scenes for Decentraland you an either use
- The Decentraland Editor
- The Command Line Interface (CLI)
Both tools allow you to compile and preview your scene in an “off-chain” development environment. After testing your scene locally, you can upload your content to the content server, linking it with your LAND.
Although the Editor is easier to use, the CLI allows you more flexibility, and can be easily used in automated processes.
📔 Note: The Editor uses the CLI behind the scenes.
💡 Tip: See Instalation guide for instructions on how to install the Editor.
The Decentraland CLI is distributed via npm.
Before you Begin #
Please install the following dependencies before you install the CLI:
- Node.js (version 8 or later)
Install the CLI #
Open the Terminal app and run the following command:
npm install -g decentraland
Once the installation is complete, the
dcl command will be globally available.
Update the CLI on any platform #
To update the CLI to the latest supported version, we recommend first uninstalling the CLI and then reinstalling a fresh version. To do this, run the following commands:
// uninstall npm rm decentraland -g // install npm install -g decentraland
Update the SDK version of a scene #
If your CLI is up to date, the new projects you create with it will use the latest version of the SDK.
The SDK version used by your existing projects doesn’t change by updating the CLI. You need to manually update the SDK version in the projects.
Run the following command on the scene folder:
npm i [email protected]
You can confirm that it worked by checking the
package.json file for the scene, and looking for the
decentraland-ecs version there.
Initiate a new project #
dcl init on an empty folder to populate it with the default files of a Decentraland project.
The CLI then prompts you to chose what kind of project, if you want to build a scene, a workspace or a smart wearable. If selecting a scene, the CLI prompts you about what base project to use as a starting point.
Run a preview #
dcl start on the root level of a scene, workspace, or smart wearable project to open a preview in a browser window.
See preview scenes for details and special options when running a preview.
The build command is optional, as it also runs in the background before deploying (although you can add a flag to skip it).
The build command runs more rigurous type checks than those that run with
dcl start, running it can sometimes be helpful to debug a scene.
Deploy a scene #
dcl deploy to publish your scene to Decentraland. This command opens a browser window where you can sign with your wallet to authorize the deployment.
See publishing for details and special options when publishing a scene.
If you run into issues, see the troubleshooting section.