Installing the Element CLI
The Element Command Line Interface (CLI) is a powerful tool that makes it fast and easy to get started with browser level performance testing with Flood Element. It helps you scaffold a new project, then generate, write, validate, and run your scripts on your local machine. When you're ready, you can upload your test scripts to Flood and be confident they’ll run exactly as expected, just like they did on your local machine.
Install using NPM:
First, make sure you have installed the latest version of NodeJS for your platform.
# Using yarn yarn global add @flood/element-cli # Using npm npm install -g @flood/element-cli # Verify install element --version
If you are on macOS and don't already have NodeJS installed, consider installing
element using homebrew.
brew install flood-io/taps/element
This will install
element along with anything else it needs to run, such as NodeJS.
The Element CLI comes with built in help that details the commands and options available. Run:
to see a list of commands and global the Element CLI supports. To get more detailed information about a specific command, and the options it accepts, pass it the
For example, to learn more about the
run command and the options you can pass in, run:
element run --help
In the next section, we'll talk about how to create your first Element project.