Getting started with Namerer is easy. You just need to make sure you have the right prerequisites installed, and then pull down the NPM package.
Namerer requires Node.js 4.0.0 or greater to be installed, but you may as well just grab the latest version because that is what we build and test against.
Once you have Node.js installed and configured on your system, you just
need to pull down and install the
namerer NPM package using the
npm install -g namerer
This will install the
namerer package globally so that you can issue
commands anywhere in the shell. Alternatively you can install it locally
which is especially useful if you want to use it as a library for your
Once you’ve installed Namerer, it is time for a simple hello world example
to make sure everything is working. The simplest command in Namerer is a
generate command, invoked as follows:
$ namerer generate
This will output a single string which should be eight characters long comprised of characters from the alphabet, for example:
Namerer is template driven so you can actually control what is output so you could make it output only four random characters by issuing the following command:
$ namerer generate "????"
You can learn more about how Namerer works in the Generating Names section.