SVGR can be run from the CLI. Run it without argument to see the options.


npm install @svgr/cli --save-dev
# or use yarn
yarn add @svgr/cli --dev


npx @svgr/cli icons/clock-icon.svg


Transform a whole directory

A whole directory can be processed, all SVG files (matching .svg or .SVG) are transformed into React components.

# Usage: npx @svgr/cli [-d out-dir] [--ignore-existing] [src-dir]
$ npx @svgr/cli -d icons icons
icons/web/clock-icon.svg -> icons/web/ClockIcon.js
icons/web/wifi-icon.svg -> icons/web/WifiIcon.js
icons/spinner/cog-icon.svg -> icons/spinner/CogIcon.js
icons/spinner/spinner-icon.svg -> icons/spinner/SpinnerIcon.js

Add --ignore-existing to avoid overriding existing files.

Use stdin

$ npx @svgr/cli < icons/web/wifi-icon.svg

Use stdin / stdout

$ npx @svgr/cli < icons/web/wifi-icon.svg > icons/web/WifiIcon.js

Transform icons

To create icons, two options are important:

  • --icon: viewBox is preserved and SVG inherits text size
  • --replace-attr-values "#000=currentColor": "#000" is replaced by "currentColor" and SVG inherits text color
$ npx @svgr/cli --icon --replace-attr-values "#000=currentColor" my-icon.svg

You can replace several values using , as separator: --replace-attr-values "#000=currentColor,#fff=currentColor"

Target React Native

It is possible to target React Native using react-native-svg.

$ npx @svgr/cli --native my-icon.svg

Use a specific template

You can use a specific template.

$ npx @svgr/cli --template path/to/template.js my-icon.svg

An example of template:

function template(
{ template },
{ imports, componentName, props, jsx, exports },
) {
return template.ast`
const ${componentName} = (${props}) => ${jsx}
module.exports = template

Template must return a Babel AST, the template function take three arguments:

  • api: API methods provided by Babel
  • opts: SVGR options
  • values: Pre-computed values to use (or not) in your templates