Browsersync Command Line Usage

First, either install Browsersync globally, or locally to your project (if you're using npm scripts) and then run one of the following commands

$ browser-sync start [options]     Start Browsersync
$ browser-sync init                Create a configuration file
$ browser-sync reload              Send a reload event over HTTP protocol
$ browser-sync recipe [name]       Generate the files for a recipe

For help running a certain command, type $ browser-sync <command> --help, for example:

# Get help for the start command only
$ browser-sync start --help

# Get help for the recipe command only
$ browser-sync recipe --help
--server, -s Run a Local server (uses your cwd as the web root)
--serveStatic, --ss Directories to serve static files from
--port Specify a port to use
--proxy, -p Proxy an existing server
--ws Proxy mode only - enable websocket proxying
--browser, -b Choose which browser should be auto-opened
--files, -f File paths to watch
--index Specify which file should be used as the index page
--plugins Load Browsersync plugins
--extensions Specify file extension fallbacks
--startPath Specify the start path for the opened browser
--https Enable SSL for local development
--directory Show a directory listing for the server
--xip Use xip.io domain routing
--tunnel Use a public URL
--open Choose which URL is auto-opened (local, external or tunnel), or provide a url
--cors Add Access Control headers to every request
--config, -c Specify a path to a configuration file
--host Specify a hostname to use
--logLevel Set the logger output level (silent, info or debug)
--reload-delay Time in milliseconds to delay the reload event following file changes
--reload-debounce Restrict the frequency in which browser:reload events can be emitted to connected clients
--ui-port Specify a port for the UI to use
--watchEvents Specify which file events to respond to
--no-notify Disable the notify element in browsers
--no-open Don't open a new browser window
--no-online Force offline usage
--no-ui Don't start the user interface
--no-ghost-mode Disable Ghost Mode
--no-inject-changes Reload on every file change
--no-reload-on-restart Don't auto-reload all browsers following a restart
# Examples

# Start a server from the `app` directory, watching all files
$ browser-sync start --server 'app' --files 'app'

# Start a server from the `app` & `.tmp` directories (short hand)
# (requires 2.12.1)
$ browser-sync start -s 'app' '.tmp' -f 'app' '.tmp'

# Proxy a PHP app + serve static files & watch them
$ browser-sync start --proxy 'mylocal.dev' --serveStatic 'public' --files 'public'

# Start Browsersync from a config file
$ browser-sync start --config 'conf/browser-sync.js'

# Start Browsersync from a config file with overriding flags
$ browser-sync start --config 'conf/browser-sync.js' --port 4000
--output, -o Specify an output directory
# Examples

# List all available recipes
$ browser-sync recipe ls

# Copy files for gulp.sass recipe
$ browser-sync recipe 'gulp.sass'

# Copy files for gulp.sass recipe into custom output directory
$ browser-sync recipe 'gulp.sass' -o 'my-project'
--files, -f File paths to reload
--port, -p Target a running instance by port number
--url, -u Provide the full the url to the running Browsersync instance
# Examples

# Reload assuming standard address of http://localhost:3000
$ browser-sync reload

# Reload assuming standard address of http://localhost:3000
$ browser-sync reload --port 4000 --files="*.css"

# Reload assuming standard address of http://localhost:3000
$ browser-sync reload --url https://localhost:3000 --files="*.css"
$ browser-sync init