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Love Arduino but hate the GUI? Try arduino-cli.

This article explores a new tool released by the Arduino team that can free you from the existing Java-based Arduino graphical user interface.

There have been a couple attempts to break out Arduino to the command line, but most failed to get wide support. However, now the Arduino team has alpha-released arduino-cli that can be used as it is and will be used as the core underneath the next generation of the Arduino graphical interface.
You should be able to run arduino-cli as any user on your Linux system.


  1. Varun Sharma says:

    Such a great article. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Sakshi Sharma says:

    Very useful and informative post. Thanks for sharing the helpful information.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Debugger integration in the Arduino CLI, plus a grpc interface for it:


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