An utility bundle helping you to create and run commands from your terminal within the context of your kernel.

npm i -S @kaviar/terminal-bundle
// file: src/cli.ts
import { TerminalBudle } from "@kaviar/terminal-bundle";
const kernel = new Kernel({
bundles: [
new TerminalBundle({
// You can also add commands from within your bundles
// via CommanderService.registerCommand()
commands: [],

Command Types#

There are several types of commands:

Inquire & Write:

  • An inquirer, responsible for asking the right questions from you
  • A writer, responsible of taking the model extracted by the inquirer and transforming it into files


  • Simply executes a function with arguments you can pass from command line

Inquire & Executor:

  • An inquirer, responsible for asking the right questions from you
  • Simply executes a function with the model from Inquire & Executor

Creating a command#

import { Service, Inject, ContainerInstance } from "@kaviar/core";
class DropCollectionCommand implements IExecutor<{ collectionName: string }> {
protected readonly container: ContainerInstance;
execute(model) {
// get the db service via injection in constructor
// drop model.collectionName
// In init() phase of your bundle
import { CommanderService } from "@kaviar/terminal-bundle";
id: "app:drop-collection"
executor: DropCollectionCommand

Command Line#

You can run .ts files directly using ts-node package:

npm i -g ts-node
ts-node src/cli.ts --help
ts-node src/cli.ts run "app:drop-collection"
# Autocompletion for your commands
ts-node src/cli.ts

You can also create the model from JSON:

./cli run app:drop-collection --model "{ collectionName: 'users' }"

Asking Questions#

Let's explore how we can use the inquirer to ask questions.

import { Shortcuts, Inquirer } from "@kaviar/terminal-bundle";
class DropCollectionModel {
collectionName: string;
class DropCollectionInquirer extends Inquirer<DropCollectionModel> {
model = new DropCollectionModel();
async inquire() {
// This will inject the returned value of the inpuit
await this.prompt(
Shortcuts.input("Enter the collection name")
// DO: get the db service via injection in constructor and drop it
// Big version
await this.prompt("collectionName", {
question: {
// things from inquirer.js
message: "Enter a collection name",
type: "input",
// You can re-use inquirers and store it inside this model
await this.prompt("address", {
inquirer: AddressInquirer,
// You can also infinitely ask for stuff and store in an array
await this.prompt(
inquirer: AddressInquirer, // works with questions also!
default: SomeDefaultAddress,
many: true,
// What to ask after an address has been inputted
continuationMessage: "Add another address?",
// This will infinitely
// Now re-use the same executor
id: "app:drop-collection",
inquirer: DropCollectionInquirer,
executor: DropCollectionCommand,

Writing files#

Now, we could have used executor to write files, but the problem is that writing files requires additional logic this is why we introduce the "writer":

import { BlueprintWriter, IBlueprintWriterSession } from "@kaviar/terminal-bundle";
import _ from 'lodash';
class CollectionBlueprintWriter extends BlueprintWriter<DropCollectionModel> {
// Not that you can use Inject and have access to the container via this.container
async write(model: DropCollectionModel, session: IBlueprintWriterSession) {
session.append(`src/bundles/core/${model.collectionName}`, renderYourTemplateSomehow(model)));
// Compose with other writers if you do have them and pass them the current session
this.getWriter(CollectionHooks).write(model.hooks, session);
// You just push things to session, you do not commit anything
session.afterCommit(() => {
// Your files have been written