What is pkg?
This command line interface enables you to package your Node.js project into an executable that can be run even on devices without Node.js installed.
pkg is an open source tool with 13.8K GitHub stars and 521 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to pkg's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like pkg?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use pkg
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- Make a commercial version of your application without sources
- Make a demo/evaluation/trial version of your app without sources
- Instantly make executables for other platforms (cross-compilation)
- Make some kind of self-extracting archive or installer
- No need to install Node.js and npm to run the packaged application
- No need to download hundreds of files via npm install to deploy your application. Deploy it as a single file
- Put your assets inside the executable to make it even more portable
- Test your app against new Node.js version without installing it
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