Introduction to Vue-CLI

Vue-CLI (Command-Line Interface) is a development tool for Vue.js that allows you to quickly set up, configure, and manage Vue.js projects. It provides a command-line interface for project scaffolding, development, and production build tasks. In this guide, we'll explore how to use Vue-CLI to kickstart Vue.js projects and manage them efficiently.

Installing Vue-CLI

Before you can use Vue-CLI, you need to install it. You can do this using npm or yarn. Open your command-line interface and run the following command:

npm install -g @vue/cli

This command installs Vue-CLI globally on your system.

Creating a Vue Project

Once Vue-CLI is installed, you can create a new Vue project using the `vue create` command. For example, to create a project named "my-vue-app," you can run:

vue create my-vue-app

Vue-CLI will guide you through project configuration and offer preset options to choose from. After configuring your project, you can navigate to the project directory and start your development server using `npm run serve`.

Building for Production

Vue-CLI simplifies the process of building your Vue.js project for production. To create a production build, you can run the following command in your project directory:

npm run build

This command generates a production-ready build of your Vue.js application in the "dist" directory.

Other Vue-CLI Commands

Vue-CLI provides various commands for tasks such as linting, testing, and more. Some common commands include:

  • vue serve: Run a development server for your project.
  • vue build: Build your project for production.
  • vue lint: Lint your project's code using ESLint.
  • vue test: Run unit tests using Jest.


Vue-CLI is an essential tool for Vue.js development. It streamlines project setup and provides various commands for development and production tasks. With Vue-CLI, you can focus on building your Vue applications while the tool takes care of project configuration and management.