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I am creating a cli tool in nodejs, that i want people to be able to run like this:

git clone mytool.git
mytool -arg1

Is it possible, or there needs to be a step in between. What would it be.

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    Have you explored packaging your software and using standard package management tools, such as rpm or deb? – Wildcard Aug 18 '16 at 22:13
  • using rpm or deb is the real solution but there's no reason cloning a git repo and running the scripts/executables it brings down won't work. It would just be a clunky and unfamiliar way for people to get your software. – Bratchley Aug 19 '16 at 0:34
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Since git clone will create a new directory, you will need to either cd to that directory or include it in the command path as mytool/mytool -arg1.

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Here is a little script that you can give to your friends who want to use your program:

#!/bin/bash
git clone mytool.git
cd yourproject
./mytool -arg1

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