Build Commands

We will be covering Development and Production build commands.


Full list of Quasar CLI commands: Commands List.


Starts a Node.js local development server.

# run development server (with default theme)
$ quasar dev

# on specific port
$ quasar dev -p 9090

$ quasar dev -m ssr

$ quasar dev -m pwa

# Mobile App
$ quasar dev -m cordova -T [android|ios]
# or the shorter form:
$ quasar dev -m [android|ios]

# Electron App
$ quasar dev -m electron

# passing extra parameters and/or options to
# underlying "cordova" or "electron" executables:
$ quasar dev -m ios -- some params --and options --here
$ quasar dev -m electron -- --no-sandbox --disable-setuid-sandbox

While developing with the Dev Server you will have:

  • Babel, so you can write ES6 code
  • Webpack + vue-loader for Vue SFC (single file components)
  • State preserving hot-reload
  • State preserving compilation error overlay
  • Lint-on-save with ESLint
  • Source maps
  • Develop right on a device emulator (or a real phone connected to your machine) if you target a Mobile App
  • Develop right on an Electron window with Developer Tools included if you target an Electron App


Build assets for production.

# build for production
$ quasar build

$ quasar build -m ssr

$ quasar build -m pwa

# Mobile App
$ quasar build -m cordova -T [android|ios]
# or the short form:
$ quasar build -m [android|ios]

# passing extra parameters and/or options to
# underlying "cordova" executable:
$ quasar build -m ios -- some params --and options --here

# Electron App
$ quasar build -m electron

In addition to what you get while developing your website/app, for production builds you also take advantage of:

  • Javascript minified with UglifyJS
  • HTML minified with html-minifier
  • CSS across all components extracted (and auto-prefixed) into a single file and minified with cssnano
  • All static assets are compiled with version hashes for efficient long-term caching, and a production index.html is auto-generated with proper URLs to these generated assets.