Create A New Project¶
The command line tools discussed in the last article can be used to easily create a new folder on your computer, that contains all the initial folders and files needed for a Holochain application.
You will typically want to create a new project folder for a Holochain application this way. This one approach will suit the creation of a new Holochain app or implementing an existing app with Holochain instead.
In your terminal, change directories to one where you wish to initialize a new Holochain app. The command will create a new folder within the current directory for your app.
Come up with a name for your application, or at least for your project folder.
Copy or type the command below into your terminal, except replace
your_app_name with the name you came up with. Press
Enter to execute the command.
Again, make sure you have followed the quick start guide.
$ nix-shell https://holochain.love # snip [nix-shell:~]$ hc init your_app_name Created new Holochain project at: "your_app_name"
hc specifies that you wish to use the Holochain command line tools.
init specifies to use the command for initializing a new project folder.
your_app_name is an argument you supply as the app, and folder name.
This has created a new folder in which you have the beginnings of a Holochain app.
Check out the next article to see what the contents of a DNA source code folder looks like.