forge init

NAME

forge-init - Create a new Forge project.

SYNOPSIS

forge init [options] [root]

DESCRIPTION

Create a new Forge project in the directory root (by default the current working directory).

The default template creates the following project layout:

.
├── foundry.toml
├── lib
│   └── forge-std
│       ├── LICENSE-APACHE
│       ├── LICENSE-MIT
│       ├── README.md
│       ├── foundry.toml
│       ├── lib
│       └── src
├── script
│   └── Counter.s.sol
├── src
│   └── Counter.sol
└── test
    └── Counter.t.sol

7 directories, 8 files

However, it is possible to create a project from another using --template.

By default, forge init will also initialize a new git repository, install some submodules and create an initial commit message.

If you do not want this behavior, pass --no-git.

OPTIONS

Init Options

--force
    Create the project even if the specified root directory is not empty.

-t template
--template template
    The template to start from.

--vscode
    Create a .vscode/settings.json file with Solidity settings, and generate a remappings.txt file.

--offline
    Do not install dependencies from the network.

VCS Options

--no-commit
    Do not create an initial commit.

--no-git
    Do not create a git repository.

Display Options

-q
--quiet
    Do not print any messages.

Common Options

-h
--help
    Prints help information.

EXAMPLES

  1. Create a new project:

    forge init hello_foundry
    
  2. Create a new project, but do not create a git repository:

    forge init --no-git hello_foundry
    
  3. Forcibly create a new project in a non-empty directory:

    forge init --force .
    

SEE ALSO

forge