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Version: 22.12.0

@puppeteer/browsers

Manage and launch browsers/drivers from a CLI or programmatically.

CLI

Use npx to run the CLI:

npx @puppeteer/browsers --help

Built-in per-command help will provide all documentation you need to use the CLI.

npx @puppeteer/browsers --help # help for all commands
npx @puppeteer/browsers install --help # help for the install command
npx @puppeteer/browsers launch --help # help for the launch command

Some example to give an idea of what the CLI looks like (use the --help command for more examples):

# Download the latest available Chrome for Testing binary corresponding to the Stable channel.
npx @puppeteer/browsers install chrome@stable

# Download a specific Chrome for Testing version.
npx @puppeteer/browsers install chrome@116.0.5793.0

# Download the latest Chrome for Testing version for the given milestone.
npx @puppeteer/browsers install chrome@117

# Download the latest available ChromeDriver version corresponding to the Canary channel.
npx @puppeteer/browsers install chromedriver@canary

# Download a specific ChromeDriver version.
npx @puppeteer/browsers install chromedriver@116.0.5793.0

Known limitations

  1. Launching the system browsers is only possible for Chrome/Chromium.

API

The programmatic API allows installing and launching browsers from your code. See the test folder for examples on how to use the install, canInstall, launch, computeExecutablePath, computeSystemExecutablePath and other methods.

Classes

Class

Description

CLI
InstalledBrowser

Remarks:

The constructor for this class is marked as internal. Third-party code should not call the constructor directly or create subclasses that extend the InstalledBrowser class.

Process
TimeoutError

Remarks:

The constructor for this class is marked as internal. Third-party code should not call the constructor directly or create subclasses that extend the TimeoutError class.

Enumerations

Enumeration

Description

Browser

Supported browsers.

BrowserPlatform

Platform names used to identify a OS platform x architecture combination in the way that is relevant for the browser download.

ChromeReleaseChannel

Functions

Function

Description

canDownload(options)
computeExecutablePath(options)
computeSystemExecutablePath(options)
createProfile(browser, opts)
detectBrowserPlatform()
getInstalledBrowsers(options)

Returns metadata about browsers installed in the cache directory.

getVersionComparator(browser)

Returns a version comparator for the given browser that can be used to sort browser versions.

install(options)
install(options)
launch(opts)
makeProgressCallback(browser, buildId)
resolveBuildId(browser, platform, tag)
uninstall(options)

Interfaces

Interface

Description

GetInstalledBrowsersOptions
InstallOptions
LaunchOptions
Options
ProfileOptions
SystemOptions
UninstallOptions

Variables

Variable

Description

CDP_WEBSOCKET_ENDPOINT_REGEX
WEBDRIVER_BIDI_WEBSOCKET_ENDPOINT_REGEX