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How to get started with sern!

· 2 min read
Sr Izan

Hello everyone!

I'm Sr Izan, your fellow user and contributor.

Today I'm going to show you how to get started with sern and all its cool features.

Step 1: Install the CLI.

Install the CLI:

npm i -g @sern/cli

and then run

sern init

You can also run sern init -y if you want to use the default options.

The CLI is written in Typescript and open-sourced on Github. (thanks evo!)

Step 2: Have some way to store secrets.

Normally you'd need a way to store secrets, and the best way to do that is by installing another package: dotenv

just npm i dotenv in the project folder and add require('dotenv').config() to your import section. Then, when you login, process.env.TOKEN (or however you have it named on your .env file) should do the trick.


If you're using ESM, configure dotenv with import 'dotenv/config' instead of require('dotenv').config().

And... that's it?

Yes, that's it. Here's a little FAQ to get you started. You can also join the Discord for any problems.

Extra: Video tutorial!


Q: How do I publish a slash command?
A: Install the publish extension. Little video:

Q: Any snippet VSCode extension?
A: Yeah, just search sern Snippets made by a verified publisher called Sr Izan (haha yeah me funny!)

A: Hey, don't panic! We're here to help so, join the Discord. We're trying to get to 100 members!