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Installation

Karma runs on Node.js and is available as a node module via NPM.

Requirements

First, you need to install Node.js. There are installers for both Mac and Windows. On Linux, we recommend using NVM.

Global Installation

This is the recommended way. It will install Karma into your global node_modules directory and create a symlink to its binary.

$ npm install -g karma

# Start Karma
$ karma start

Local Installation

A local installation will install Karma into your current directory's node_modules. That allows you to have different versions for different projects.

$ npm install karma

# Start Karma
$ ./node_modules/.bin/karma start