Using npx11 Jun 2019
If you never heard about npx, it is a small library, similar to npm. With a main base distinction - it will run a package instead of installing.
I was not really buying into npx at first until there was a real-life scenario that changed my mind. I was
working with MST tutorial (https://egghead.io/lessons/react-describe-your-application-domain-using-mobx-state-tree-mst-models)
and it was necessary to install a project using
create-react-app into my iTerm window and realise it is not installed. Ok, I thought to myself, I don’t want
to install another library to my limited SSD drive, let’s just use npx.
So, instead of doing:
$ npm install -g create-react-app $ create-react-app
I’ve been able to do just:
$ npx create-react-app
Little nice trick.
Have a great day!