Command-Line Overview

Appium provides a command-line executable (appium), which will likely be your main way of interacting with the Appium server. This section of the Appium documentation describes how to use this executable.

To start off, you can run appium -v or appium --version to return the installed version, or run appium -h or appium --help to return the help message.

The main appium executable provides the following subcommands:

  1. appium server (or simply appium) - launch an Appium server
  2. appium driver - manage Appium drivers
  3. appium plugin - manage Appium plugins
  4. appium setup - batch install a preset of drivers and plugins

Like the main command, you can also run each subcommand with the -h or --help flag to learn more about it.