Command-line and server libraries and packages
The Dart SDK contains dart:io and other libraries that provide low-level web APIs.
- The dart:io section of the library tour
- An example-driven tour of using the dart:io library. Topics include working with files & directories, and making & handling HTTP requests.
- dart:io API reference
- Complete reference documentation for the dart:io library.
The pub.dev site allows you to search for packages that support command-line and server apps by specifying the platforms your app needs to support. You can also search for words that describe the functionality you need.
Command-line apps often use the following packages,
in addition to general-purpose packages such as
|args||Parses raw command-line arguments into a set of options and values.|
|cli_util||Provides utilities for building command-line apps.|
|completion||Adds command-line completion to apps that use the
|path||Provides comprehensive, cross-platform operations for manipulating paths.|
|usage||Wraps Google Analytics.|
Server apps can choose from many packages, in addition to
the packages listed in the previous table
and general-purpose packages such as
|crypto||Implements cryptographic hashing functions for algorithms such as SHA-1, SHA-256, MD5, and HMAC.|
|grpc||Implements gRPC, a high performance, open source, general RPC framework that puts mobile and HTTP/2 first.|
|shelf||Provides a model for web server middleware that encourages composition and easy reuse.|