First, let's find out which version of Playwright you're currently using. Run the following command:
npx playwright --version
Now, let's get you updated. Run this command to install the latest version of Playwright and its dependencies:
npm install -D @playwright/test@latest
Keeping Playwright up-to-date allows you to use new features and test your app on the latest browser versions. This helps you catch failures before they're released to the public.
After updating, you might need to update specific versions of browser binaries. Run
npx playwright install to install all default browsers supported by your current version of Playwright.
If specific browsers need updating or installing, provide an argument when running
npx playwright install. For example, if WebKit needs installing or updating run:
npx playwright install webkit
If system dependencies are required for a single browser or all browsers, run either:
npx playwright install-deps chromium
or for all browsers with OS dependencies included in one command:
npx playwright install --with-deps chromium
Stay updated by regularly checking for updates via release notes or other sources such as Twitter (@PlayWright) or GitHub releases page. This ensures you always have access to new features and bug fixes while keeping your testing environment stable and reliable.
If you still have questions, please ask a question and I will try to answer it.
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