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Opening a Terminal Window

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Eleventy runs in a Terminal window. If you’re not familiar with Terminal windows, they’re used to run typed commands (and programs) on your computer. A Terminal window is mostly synonymous with terms like Command Line Interface (CLI) or shell prompt.

Here’s how to open a Terminal window in various operating systems:

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Mac OS includes an Application called Terminal.app which can be used to run Eleventy. Depending on your version of Mac OS, it may be in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app.

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Depending on your version of Windows, it may include the Terminal App (aka Windows PowerShell), the Command Prompt (also known as cmd.exe), or both.

Editors bundled with Terminals Jump to heading


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