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Process run helpers for Linux/Win/Mac and which like feature for finding executables.

process_run #

Process run helpers for Linux/Win/Mac.

Build Status

Goals #

Currently using does not stream output which is not convenient for lengthy operation. It requires using Process.start in a more complex way.

run and runCmd add verbose helper for that. Also dart binaries (pub, dart2js...) and any script can be called consistently on Mac/Windows/Linux

ProcessCmd allow creating command object that can be run and modified.

Usage #

which #

Like unix which, it searches for installed executables

import 'package:process_run/which.dart';

Find flutter and firebase executables:

var flutterExectutable = whichSync('flutter');
var firebaseExectutable = whichSync('firebase');

shell #

Allows to run script from Mac/Windows/Linux in a portable way. Empty lines are added for lisibility

import 'package:process_run/shell.dart';

Run a simple script:

var shell = Shell();


# Display some text
echo Hello

# Display dart version
dart --version

# Display pub version
pub --version


More information on shell here

shell bin utility #

Binary utility that allow changing from the command line the environment (var, path, alias) used in Shell.

More information on shell bin here

Flutter context #


If you want to run executable in a MacOS flutter context, you need to disable sandbox mode. See Removing sandboxing and ProcessException: Operation not permitted on macOS

In macos/Runner/DebugProfile.entitlements and macos/Runner/Release.entitlements, change:




Additional features #

Addtional features and information are available here

pub points


verified publisher

Process run helpers for Linux/Win/Mac and which like feature for finding executables.

Repository (GitHub)


API reference


Icon for licenses.BSD-2-Clause (LICENSE)


args, charcode, collection, meta, path, pub_semver, string_scanner, synchronized, yaml


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