SDK/How To Use Tizen SDK CLI Tools

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The Tizen Software Development Kit (SDK) is a comprehensive set of tools for developing Web applications, native applications, and the platform component for Tizen. The SDK contains an install manager, IDE, tools, documents, samples, and a platform image.


The CLI (command line interface) provides functional tools for developing Tizen Web applications and native applications without the Tizen SDK IDE. It includes the entire developing process from creating to running and debugging the project. If you only want to install CLI and emulator, you can install a Minimal SDK, emulator and a platform image.

Install Tizen Minimal SDK, Emulator and a Platform Image

If you have never installed Tizen SDK before, please refer to Installing Tizen SDK]

  • Choose a Minimal SDK "Minimal". Select "Web app tools" and "Native app tools"
  • Minimal-SDK1.png

  • If you want to install Tizen Emulator, then you need to switch to "Custom". Select "Common tools" -> "Emulator" and "Platforms" -> "Tizen 2.1" -> "Platform Image"
  • Minimal-SDK2.png

How To Use Web CLI

The CLI is located in the $<TIZEN_SDK_HOME>/tools/ directory. For developing the application using the CLI, set path to the CLI directory using the following command:

$ export PATH=$PATH:/home/username/tizen-sdk/tools/ide/bin

Note that replace the username to a real username. webtizen is an encapsulation of web-list, web-gen, web-signing, web-packaging, web-install, web-run, web-debug and web-uninstall. You can also use them independently.

  • Generate a new web project.
    • Generate a web project by default.
    • $ webtizen -g --name WebSample --path ~/workspace/
    • Search a template web project.
    • $ web-template --search tizen
      tizenwebuifw-singlepage - Tizen Web UI Framework - Single Page.
      tizenwebuifw-navigation - Tizen Web UI Framework - Navigation.
      tizen-basic - Tizen basic Application.
      tizenwebuifw-masterdetail - Tizen Web UI Framework - MasterDetail.
      tizenwebuifw-common-resources - Tizen Web UI Framework - common resources.
      tizenwebuifw-multipage - Tizen Web UI Framework - Mutil Page.

      There are some samples in the directory ~/tizen-sdk/tools/ide/realm/template/

  • Create a signature.
    • Create a certificate firstly.
    • $ cd ~/tizen-sdk/tools/certificate-generator/
      $ ./

      Input some necessary messages such as password and name as below.


      Then a *.p12 file will be created in the current directory.

    • Modify the key path in template profiles.xml.
    • $ vi ~/tizen-sdk/tools/ide/sample/profiles.xml

      Modify the key path to the key you just created. Note that replace the username to a real username.

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
              <profile name="test">
                      <profileitem author="true" identifier="%a:%f:%w:%h:%t" key="/home/username/tizen-sdk/tools/certificate-generator/sign.p12"
                      <profileitem author="false" identifier="%a:%f:%w:%h:%t" key="/home/username/tizen-sdk/tools/certificate-generator/sign.p12"
    • Create a signature for the web project.
    • $ cd ~/workspace/WebSample/
      $ webtizen -s --nocheck -p test:/home/username/tizen-sdk/tools/ide/sample/profiles.xml

      Note that replace the username to a real username.

      Input author password and Distributor password which are the same with the password of the key you created before.

      A signature file signature1.xml will be created.

      Note: If you have created project with Tizen 2.1.0 SDK IDE, there are .project file and .setting folder in each project.To create a correct signature by CLI, you need to remove them manually or using "-e" option to exclude them.

  • Package files into a widget.
  • $ webtizen -p --nocheck WebSample.wgt ../WebSample/
  • Install the widget into the target.
  • $ webtizen -i -w WebSample.wgt

    If you connect two or more targets, you need to add the parameter "-d serial number", such as "-d Medfieldxxx" or "-d emulator-26100".

  • List web applicaton info installed by user.
  • $ webtizen -l 

    "Package ID" and "App ID" will be listed.

  • Launch the app on the target
  • $ webtizen -r -i tSkijLbOmo.WebSample(App ID)
  • Debug the app.
  • $ webtizen -d -i tSkijLbOmo.WebSample(App ID)

    Note that debug dialog cannot be shown up with connecting IA device.

  • web-uninstall can uninstall the widget.
  • $ webtizen -u -i tSkijLbOmo(Package ID)

How To Use Native CLI

  • Create a native project.
  • $ native-gen project -n NativeSample -s form
    Creating a project: NativeSample...
    A project was created successfully in /home/username/workspace/NativeSample
    To build a project, run native-make in /home/username/workspace/NativeSample/CommandLineBuild.

    Because Native CLI only can be used in the directory {Project}/CommandLineBuild/, you need to create a project by native-gen with the same as your project's like below, then copy the CommandLineBuild folder to your own project.

    $ native-gen project -n Calculator -s form
  • Compile the project.
  • $ cd NativeSample/CommandLineBuild/
    $ native-make  -a i386 -t LLVM-3.1

    If you want to add the parameters –n –v, please use as this -n "Tizen Emulator 2.1" -v "Tizen 2.1".

    A *.exe file is compiled out named NativeSample.exe

  • Package the project with signature.
  • $ native-packaging -ak /home/username/tizen-sdk/tools/certificate-generator/sign.p12 -ap 1234 

    Note that replace the username to a real username.

    A *.tpk file is packaged.

  • Install the tpk onto target.
  • $ native-install -p B4k8jHVcdG-1.0.0-i386.tpk
    B4k8jHVcdG-1.0.0-i386.tpk        3249 KB/s (176309 bytes in 0.052s)
    path is /opt/usr/apps/tmp/B4k8jHVcdG-1.0.0-i386.tpk
    __return_cb req_id[1] pkg_type[tpk] pkgid[B4k8jHVcdG] key[start] val[install]
    __return_cb req_id[1] pkg_type[tpk] pkgid[B4k8jHVcdG] key[install_percent] val[0]
    __return_cb req_id[1] pkg_type[tpk] pkgid[B4k8jHVcdG] key[install_percent] val[60]
    __return_cb req_id[1] pkg_type[tpk] pkgid[B4k8jHVcdG] key[install_percent] val[100]
    __return_cb req_id[1] pkg_type[tpk] pkgid[B4k8jHVcdG] key[end] val[ok]
    spend time for pkgcmd is [5559]ms

    If you connect two or more targets, you need to add the parameter "-s serial number", such as "-s Medfieldxxx" or "-s emulator-26100".

  • Launch the app on the target.
  • $ native-run -p B4k8jHVcdG (Package ID)
  • Debug the app.
  • $ native-debug -p B4k8jHVcdG