Mevn CLI

Getting started

A CLI tool for getting started with MEVN stack. It offers a super simple boilerplate project and additional utilities for building a MEVN app. It helps for beginner developers to easily create a template for their Web application development.


  • npm it is a package manager for the JavaScript programming language.
  • node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser.
  • git is a version control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. It is primarily used for source code management in software development.


npm install -g mevn-cli


npm install -g mevn-cli
mevn-cli init "Desired File Name" 

Initial Command

This command Initialises the project.

mevn-cli init appname

Server Commands

These commands are used to generate the code necessary for running a server.

command description
mevn-cli create:route To create the Routes-File(API)
mevn-cli create:model To create the Models-File(SCHEMA)
mevn-cli create:controller To create the Controllers-File
mevn-cli create:config To create the Config-File

General Command

These are generic commands for the entire project.

command description
mevn-cli run:server To run the Server
mevn-cli run:client To run the Client
mevn-cli add:package To add additional packages as required
mevn-cli create:component <component_name> To create new components as required
mevn-cli dockerize To run the client and server in separate docker containers

File Hierarchy

| - Mevn-Cli- // all the tests for this module goes here

  | - lib // Sub components of this module
        | - Commands
          | - addPackagelib.js
          | - componentslib.js
          | - configlib.js
          | - controllerlib.js
          | - initlib.js
          | - modelslib.js
          | - routeslib.js
          | - files
            | - components
                | - component.vue
            | - controllers
                | - user_controller.js
            | - models
                | - user_schema.js
            | - routes
                | - FacebookRoutes.js
                | - GoogleRoutes.js
                | - index.js
                | - index_with_passport.js
                | - index_with_social_media_auth.js
                | - TwitterRoutes.js
            | - vuex
                | - store.js

    | - container
        | - docker.js

    | - deploy
        | - dply.js

    | - external //sub components of this module
        | - banner.js

    | - Run // Sub components of this module
        | - client.js
        | - server.js

    | - utils
        | - createFile.js
        | - fileOverwritePrompt.js

| - config.json
| - index.js
| - package-lock.json
| - package.json  


  • This tool provides an easy way to build a web app by providing a super simple boilerplate project and a reliable boilerplate pwa to build upon.
  • Its written in ES6 syntax, which is a developer-friendly syntax that keeps the code simpler and smaller.
  • The whole project is done in modules(thanks to ES6 syntax) which enhances user readability and much more compact code.
  • Mevn-Cli will automate the files and generate the codes necessary to start and run a server, API etc


Before contributing to this repository, please first discuss the change you wish to make via issue, or any other method with the owners of this repository before making a change.

How do I contribute?

  1. Ensure you have no "dummy" files left, if you do simply add them to the bottom of the .gitignore.
  2. Fork and clone our repository.
  3. Make your life-changing changes.
  4. Commit and push your changes.
  5. Make a detailed pull request.

Why should I contribute?

Contributing helps people and makes the world simply a better place, without contributors this project would cease to exist.

What if I cannot code or do not like it?

You can always write documentation, most repositories lack in it.

What is next?

Nothing! You are done and ready to get coding!

Versioning And Help

command description
mevn-cli -v Check CLI version
mevn-cli --help Get help and check usage