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Console Scripts

Console Scripts

SeleniumBase console scripts help you get things done more easily, such as installing web drivers, creating a test directory with necessary configuration files, converting old WebDriver unittest scripts into SeleniumBase code, translating tests into multiple languages, and using the Selenium Grid.

  • Usage: seleniumbase [COMMAND] [PARAMETERS]

  • (simplified): sbase [COMMAND] [PARAMETERS]

  • To list all commands: seleniumbase --help

(For running tests, use pytest with SeleniumBase.)


  • Usage: sbase install [DRIVER] [VERSION] (Drivers: chromedriver, geckodriver, edgedriver, iedriver, operadriver) (Versions: latest or a specific driver version. If none specified, installs the default version.)

  • Examples: sbase install chromedriver

  • Options: latest:

  • Output: Installs the specified webdriver. (chromedriver is required for Google Chrome automation) (geckodriver is required for Mozilla Firefox automation) (edgedriver is required for Microsoft Edge automation) (iedriver is required for Internet Explorer automation) (operadriver is required for Opera Browser automation)


  • Usage: sbase methods

  • Output: Displays common SeleniumBase Python methods.


  • Usage: sbase options

  • Output: Displays common pytest command-line options that are available when using SeleniumBase.


  • Usage: sbase mkdir [DIRECTORY] [OPTIONS]

  • Example: sbase mkdir ui_tests

  • Options: -b / --basic (Only config files. No tests added.)

  • Output: Creates a new folder for running SBase scripts. The new folder contains default config files, sample tests for helping new users get started, and Python boilerplates for setting up customized test frameworks.

├── pytest.ini
├── requirements.txt
├── setup.cfg
└── boilerplates/
    └── samples/

If running with the -b or --basic option:

├── pytest.ini
├── requirements.txt
└── setup.cfg


  • Usage: sbase mkfile [] [OPTIONS]

  • Example: sbase mkfile

  • Options: -b / --basic (Basic boilerplate / single-line test)

  • Language Options: --en / --English | --zh / --Chinese --nl / --Dutch | --fr / --French --it / --Italian | --ja / --Japanese --ko / --Korean | --pt / --Portuguese --ru / --Russian | --es / --Spanish

  • Output: Creates a new SeleniumBase test file with boilerplate code. If the file already exists, an error is raised. By default, uses English mode and creates a boilerplate with the 5 most common SeleniumBase methods, which are "open", "type", "click", "assert_element", and "assert_text". If using the basic boilerplate option, only the "open" method is included.


  • Usage: sbase mkpres [] [LANG]

  • Example: sbase mkpres --en

  • Language Options: --en / --English | --zh / --Chinese --nl / --Dutch | --fr / --French --it / --Italian | --ja / --Japanese --ko / --Korean | --pt / --Portuguese --ru / --Russian | --es / --Spanish

  • Output: Creates a new presentation with 3 example slides. If the file already exists, an error is raised. By default, the slides are written in English, and use "serif" theme with "slide" transition. The slides can be used as a basic boilerplate.


  • Usage: sbase mkchart [] [LANG]

  • Example: sbase mkchart --en

  • Language Options: --en / --English | --zh / --Chinese --nl / --Dutch | --fr / --French --it / --Italian | --ja / --Japanese --ko / --Korean | --pt / --Portuguese --ru / --Russian | --es / --Spanish

  • Output: Creates a new SeleniumBase chart presentation. If the file already exists, an error is raised. By default, the slides are written in English, and use a "sky" theme with "slide" transition. The chart can be used as a basic boilerplate.


  • Usage: sbase print [FILE] [OPTIONS]

  • Options: -n (Add line Numbers to the rows)

  • Output: Prints the code/text of any file with syntax-highlighting.


  • Usage: sbase translate [] [LANGUAGE] [ACTION]

  • Languages: --en / --English | --zh / --Chinese --nl / --Dutch | --fr / --French --it / --Italian | --ja / --Japanese --ko / --Korean | --pt / --Portuguese --ru / --Russian | --es / --Spanish

  • Actions: -p / --print (Print translation output to the screen) -o / --overwrite (Overwrite the file being translated) -c / --copy (Copy the translation to a new .py file)

  • Options: -n (include line Numbers when using the Print action)

  • Output: Translates a SeleniumBase Python file into the language specified. Method calls and "import" lines get swapped. Both a language and an action must be specified. The -p action can be paired with one other action. When running with -c (or --copy), the new file name will be the original name appended with an underscore plus the 2-letter language code of the new language. (Example: Translating "" into Japanese with -c will create a new file called "".)


  • Usage: sbase convert []

  • Output: Converts a Selenium IDE exported WebDriver unittest file into a SeleniumBase file. Adds _SB to the new file name while keeping the original file intact. Works with Katalon Recorder scripts. See The Recorder ReadMe for details.


  • Usage: sbase extract-objects []

  • Output: Creates page objects based on selectors found in a seleniumbase Python file and saves those objects to the "" file in the same folder as the tests.


  • Usage: sbase inject-objects [] [OPTIONS]

  • Options: -c, --comments (Add object selectors to the comments.)

  • Output: Takes the page objects found in the "" file and uses those to replace matching selectors in the selected seleniumbase Python file.


  • Usage: sbase objectify [] [OPTIONS]

  • Options: -c, --comments (Add object selectors to the comments.)

  • Output: A modified version of the file where the selectors have been replaced with variable names defined in "", supporting the Page Object Pattern. (This has the same outcome as combining extract-objects with inject-objects)


  • Usage: sbase revert-objects [] [OPTIONS]

  • Options: -c, --comments (Keep existing comments for the lines.)

  • Output: Reverts the changes made by seleniumbase objectify ... or seleniumbase inject-objects ... when run against a seleniumbase Python file. Objects will get replaced by selectors stored in the "" file.

encrypt / obfuscate

  • Usage: sbase encrypt OR sbase obfuscate

  • Output: Runs the password encryption/obfuscation tool. (Where you can enter a password to encrypt/obfuscate.)

decrypt / unobfuscate

  • Usage: sbase decrypt OR sbase unobfuscate

  • Output: Runs the password decryption/unobfuscation tool. (Where you can enter an encrypted password to decrypt.)


  • Usage: sbase download server

  • Output: Downloads the Selenium Server JAR file for Grid usage. (That JAR file is required when using a Selenium Grid)


  • Usage: sbase grid-hub {start|stop|restart} [OPTIONS]

  • Options: -v, --verbose (Increases verbosity of logging output.) --timeout=TIMEOUT (Close idle browser windows after TIMEOUT seconds.)

  • Output: Controls the Selenium Grid Hub server, which allows for running tests on multiple machines in parallel to speed up test runs and reduce the total time of test suite execution. You can start, restart, or stop the Grid Hub server.


  • Usage: sbase grid-node {start|stop|restart} [OPTIONS]

  • Options: --hub=HUB_IP (The Grid Hub IP Address to connect to.) (Default: -v, --verbose (Increases verbosity of logging output.)

  • Output: Controls the Selenium Grid node, which serves as a worker machine for your Selenium Grid Hub server. You can start, restart, or stop the Grid node.