A command line tool to start a Confluence instance as standalone. It can download any instance directly from the web, unzip it and start it with your desired options like port or context path. This is very useful if you're a developer and need to quickly start a special Confluence version.
The module is intended to work on Mac OS X and it might not work on other systems!
- Download and run Confluence standalone with various options
- List available standalone instances
- Clean home directory of a specific instance
- Add user specific environment variables for startup
Since the module is not published yet, you can only checkout the repository and install it manually.
npm install -g confluence-starter
conf-starter start <version>
- Explore all commands and options:
Important: You have to be careful which Java version you're using. Confluence <= 5.7.x is using Java 7 and >= 5.8.x is using Java 8. Thus consider switching the version before using conf-starter.
Tested Confluence versions: >= 5.4.x
Start with defaults:
conf-starter start 5.9.6
- port: 1990
- contextPath: /confluence
- Batching: disabled
- DevMode: enabled
- StrictMode: disabled
- Caching: disabled
- Minification: disabled
Start with specific options
- Start Confluence on port 1991:
conf-starter start 5.9.6 -p 1991
- Start Confluence with context path /docu:
conf-starter start 5.9.6 -c /docu
- Start Confluence debugging port 1234:
conf-starter start 5.9.6 -d 1234
- Start Confluence without minification:
conf-starter start 5.9.6 --min
Show available instances
Show all already downloaded instances:
Clean home directory
Clean the home directory of instance with version 5.9.6:
conf-starter clean 5.9.6
User specific environment variables
- Add a user specific environment variable:
conf-starter props-add some.dev.dir=/tmp/dirThis will add
-Dsome.dev.dir=/tmp/dirto setenv.sh|bat file to each instance you will start in the future.
- Show your user specific environment variables:
- Reset your user specific environment variables:
- Add command to get possible downloadable versions
- Add command to delete version from disk
- Reduce dependencies for download and extract
- Remove downloaded zip file to save disk space
- Add a GUI like Electron to make it available for people without CLI experience
The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2016 Sebastian Hesse
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
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