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Installs the compiled editor files.

This command only works for editors that are open sourced.

pxt target TARGET [tag]


This commands runs npm and installs the packaged editor files. You need to run this command before you can build or serve an editor locally.



The identifier for the editor. It is the value for the id field in the pxtarget.json file which is each editor’s repository.

  • for micro:bit, microbit
  • for Circuit Playground, adafruit,
  • for Maker, maker

tag (optional)

Allow the addition of an optional NPM distribution tag.