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REPL

Read-Eval-Print-Loop (REPL) is a simple, interactive computer programming environment that takes single user inputs (i.e. single expressions), evaluates them, and returns the result to the user.

The repl module provides a REPL implementation that can be accessed using:

  • Assuming you have electron or electron-prebuilt installed as a local project dependency:

    ./node_modules/.bin/electron --interactive
  • Assuming you have electron or electron-prebuilt installed globally:

    electron --interactive

This only creates a REPL for the main process. You can use the Console tab of the Dev Tools to get a REPL for the renderer processes.

Note: electron --interactive is not available on Windows.

More information can be found in the Node.js REPL docs.