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Supported Chrome Command Line Switches

Command line switches supported by Electron.

You can use app.commandLine.appendSwitch to append them in your app’s main script before the ready event of the app module is emitted:

const {app} = require('electron')
app.commandLine.appendSwitch('remote-debugging-port', '8315')
app.commandLine.appendSwitch('host-rules', 'MAP * 127.0.0.1')

app.on('ready', () => {
  // Your code here
})

–ignore-connections-limit=domains

Ignore the connections limit for domains list separated by ,.

–disable-http-cache

Disables the disk cache for HTTP requests.

–disable-http2

Disable HTTP/2 and SPDY/3.1 protocols.

–debug=port and –debug-brk=port

Debug-related flags, see the Debugging the Main Process guide for details.

–remote-debugging-port=port

Enables remote debugging over HTTP on the specified port.

–js-flags=flags

Specifies the flags passed to the Node JS engine. It has to be passed when starting Electron if you want to enable the flags in the main process.

$ electron --js-flags="--harmony_proxies --harmony_collections" your-app

See the Node documentation or run node --help in your terminal for a list of available flags. Additionally, run node --v8-options to see a list of flags that specifically refer to Node’s V8 JavaScript engine.

–proxy-server=address:port

Use a specified proxy server, which overrides the system setting. This switch only affects requests with HTTP protocol, including HTTPS and WebSocket requests. It is also noteworthy that not all proxy servers support HTTPS and WebSocket requests.

–proxy-bypass-list=hosts

Instructs Electron to bypass the proxy server for the given semi-colon-separated list of hosts. This flag has an effect only if used in tandem with --proxy-server.

For example:

const {app} = require('electron')
app.commandLine.appendSwitch('proxy-bypass-list', '<local>;*.google.com;*foo.com;1.2.3.4:5678')

Will use the proxy server for all hosts except for local addresses (localhost, 127.0.0.1 etc.), google.com subdomains, hosts that contain the suffix foo.com and anything at 1.2.3.4:5678.

–proxy-pac-url=url

Uses the PAC script at the specified url.

–no-proxy-server

Don’t use a proxy server and always make direct connections. Overrides any other proxy server flags that are passed.

–host-rules=rules

A comma-separated list of rules that control how hostnames are mapped.

For example:

These mappings apply to the endpoint host in a net request (the TCP connect and host resolver in a direct connection, and the CONNECT in an HTTP proxy connection, and the endpoint host in a SOCKS proxy connection).

–host-resolver-rules=rules

Like --host-rules but these rules only apply to the host resolver.

–auth-server-whitelist=url

A comma-separated list of servers for which integrated authentication is enabled.

For example:

--auth-server-whitelist='*example.com, *foobar.com, *baz'

then any url ending with example.com, foobar.com, baz will be considered for integrated authentication. Without * prefix the url has to match exactly.

–auth-negotiate-delegate-whitelist=url

A comma-separated list of servers for which delegation of user credentials is required. Without * prefix the url has to match exactly.

–ignore-certificate-errors

Ignores certificate related errors.

–ppapi-flash-path=path

Sets the path of the pepper flash plugin.

–ppapi-flash-version=version

Sets the version of the pepper flash plugin.

–log-net-log=path

Enables net log events to be saved and writes them to path.

–disable-renderer-backgrounding

Prevents Chromium from lowering the priority of invisible pages’ renderer processes.

This flag is global to all renderer processes, if you only want to disable throttling in one window, you can take the hack of playing silent audio.

–enable-logging

Prints Chromium’s logging into console.

This switch can not be used in app.commandLine.appendSwitch since it is parsed earlier than user’s app is loaded, but you can set the ELECTRON_ENABLE_LOGGING environment variable to achieve the same effect.

–v=log_level

Gives the default maximal active V-logging level; 0 is the default. Normally positive values are used for V-logging levels.

This switch only works when --enable-logging is also passed.

–vmodule=pattern

Gives the per-module maximal V-logging levels to override the value given by --v. E.g. my_module=2,foo*=3 would change the logging level for all code in source files my_module.* and foo*.*.

Any pattern containing a forward or backward slash will be tested against the whole pathname and not just the module. E.g. */foo/bar/*=2 would change the logging level for all code in the source files under a foo/bar directory.

This switch only works when --enable-logging is also passed.


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