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An editor agnostic minimal IDE for your shell. Think pulp -w build on steroids.


npm i -g pscid


Start pscid in a terminal in the root folder of your project.

pscid will show you errors and warnings (one at a time) whenever you save a PureScript source file. This makes for a nice iterative workflow.

Type b inside pscid's terminal window to build your project. This looks up the pscid:build script inside your package.json, then falls back to the build script, and then finally tries spago/pulp build.

Type t inside pscid's terminal window to test your project. As with building this looks up the pscid:test script first, then test, then falls back to spago/pulp test as a last resort.

Type q to quit pscid.


Some warnings carry a suggestion from the compiler (for example redundant imports). pscid will prompt you to press s inside the terminal window when it encounters such a warning, and automatically apply the suggestion for you.

CAREFUL: This modifies the file in place.

If something goes horribly wrong you might lose your uncommited changes. Commit often and trust in the types I guess...


Demo GIF


  • -p The port to use. Defaults to 4243
  • --include -I <dir;dir;...> Additional directories for PureScript source files, separated by ;
  • --censor-codes <UnusedTypeVar,...> Warning codes to ignore, seperated by , (just like in purescript-psa)
  • --test Runs your tests after every successful rebuild
  • -O/--output Specifies what output directory to use to load the externs for the server


pscid utilizes https://github.com/natefaubion/purescript-psa to format and enrich the errors and warnings emitted by the compiler.

It's inspired by https://github.com/ndmitchell/ghcid and https://github.com/anttih/psc-pane.


Copyright 2018 Christoph Hegemann and Contributors

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

See the LICENSE file for further details.


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