ChromeDriver: WebDriver for Chrome

To update or switch versions, run webi chromedriver@stable (or @v2, @beta, etc).

Cheat Sheet

WebDriver is an open source tool for automated testing of webapps across many browsers. ChromeDriver is a WebDriver created by the Chromium (Google Chrome) team - for Selenium and such.

You probably won't run chromedriver manually, but it must be installed for some testing frameworks.

Also, Chrome must be installed first in order for ChromeDriver to work.

How to Install Chrome on Linux

On Debian (and Ubuntu) Linux you should be able to install Chrome with dpkg and apt:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo apt install -y google-chrome-stable
sudo apt --fix-broken install -y

You may get an error like this:

chromedriver: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

If so, try installing chromium-browser:

sudo apt install -y chromium-browser
sudo apt --fix-broken install -y

Other Notes

On Windows chromedriver.exe should Just Work™.

On macOS you may need to install XCode Command Line Tools with xcode-select --install.


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