Access your local filesystem by using remixd¶
remixd is an npm module. Its purpose is to give the remix web
application access to a folder from your local computer.
The code of
remixd can be checked out
remixd can be globally installed using the following command:
npm install -g remixd.
remixd -s <absolute-path-to-the-shared-folder> --remix-ide <your-remix-ide-URL-instance> will start
and share the given folder.
For example, to sync your local folder to the official Remix IDE,
remixd -s <absolute-path-to-the-shared-folder> --remix-ide https://remix.ethereum.org
The folder is shared using a websocket connection between
Be sure the user executing
remixd has read/write permission on the
There is an option to run remixd in read-only mode, use
full read and write access to the given folder for
any application that can access the
TCP port 65520 on your local host.
Remix IDE, you will need to activate the connection.
Click on the
localhost connection icon:
A modal dialog will ask confirmation
Accepting this dialog will start a session. Once the connection is made, the status will update and the connection icon should shows up in green.
Hovering the icon will give more connection status information.
At this point if the connection is successful, the shared folder will be available in the file explorer.