Note: this documentation applies to the Ace by DAISY command line tool. For more information about the Ace by DAISY “desktop application” (as known as the Ace App), please visit this page.
- Go to Node.JS
- Download version 10 or higher
- Double-click to install
Install (or update) Ace
- After installing Node, open a shell window
- On Windows:
Windows System->Command Promptor
- On Mac:
- On Windows:
npm install @daisy/ace -gto install or update Ace
If everything went smoothly, you should now be able to run the
ace command in your shell. You can test it out like this:
$ ace --version 1.2.2
The installation process will write various files on your computer, notably to the Node modules repository (typically located in
/usr/local/lib/node_modules on macOS and Unix). Depending on your operating system configuration, you may or may not have the permissions to write files to these locations.
We recommend that you first try to run the installation command with the default permissions (i.e., as it is written in the previous instructions). If it fails, you may need to run the installation command as a super-user, with the following command:
sudo npm install -g @daisy/ace --unsafe-perm=true --allow-root
Note that the extra arguments are required to delegate the super-user permissions to the bundled Chromium installer.
Note that the ‘beta’ version is published with the “next” NPM tag, so can be installed with
npm install @daisy/ace@next -g.