When you install Appium globally via
npm, an executable shell script named
appium is placed in
your global Node
bin folder, often also symlinked to places like
/usr/local/bin. If your
is set up to look for programs in appropriate directory, then you will be able to run
the command line of your terminal, like any other executable. The
appium program has three main
subcommands, each of which has its own set of documentation:
serversubcommand starts an Appium server listening for new session requests, and takes a variety of parameters related to the operation of the server and also those consumed by active drivers or plugins.
- The Extension (
plugin) subcommands assist in managing Appium drivers and plugins.