Improving the Surge CLI on Windows

Despite being a designer at Surge, I am happy that the dependability of the Windows CLI has fallen within my responsibilities; designers advocate for the people using what they make, and many of the people using Surge are running Windows.

Surge has worked with certain Windows command prompts since its initial release, and supporting Windows has always been important to us. Today, we’re happy to share that support has been widened, with a fix contributed to our open source CLI by Joe Lutz. Now, v0.14.4 of the Surge CLI will work on the default Windows command prompt, too:

Thank you so much, Joe! To give Surge a try or update to the latest version, run the following command with Node.js installed:

npm install -g surge

Now, front-end developers can use the default command prompt across platforms to install Surge and publish to the web with a single command.

With Surge, we’re committed to building the best way for Front-End Developers to put HTML5 applications into production. We want it to be easy for anyone using the command line to publish to the web. For many developers, that means the platform they’re using is Windows. We’re looking forward to meeting more of you: always let us know if there is something we can do to improve your experience with Surge on Windows (or anywhere else). Feel free to send me an email at or mention us on Twitter at @surge_sh.