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Hmm, ur right should have gave it a try did honestly miss this one πŸ˜…

 

There's even Zeit's pkg which I believe builds on the work of ncc. It generates a binary so you don't even need node installed.

zeit / pkg

Package your Node.js project into an executable

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This command line interface enables you to package your Node.js project into an executable that can be run even on devices without Node.js installed.

Use Cases

  • Make a commercial version of your application without sources
  • Make a demo/evaluation/trial version of your app without sources
  • Instantly make executables for other platforms (cross-compilation)
  • Make some kind of self-extracting archive or installer
  • No need to install Node.js and npm to run the packaged application
  • No need to download hundreds of files via npm install to deploy your application. Deploy it as a single file
  • Put your assets inside the executable to make it even more portable
  • Test your app against new Node.js version without installing it

Usage

npm install -g pkg

After installing it, run pkg --help without arguments to see list of options.

The entrypoint of your project is a mandatory CLI argument. It may be:

  • Path to entry file. Suppose it…
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