I advise that if the VSCode plugin supports the ask-cli v2 then use Method 1. If we're not there yet then use Method 2 if you want the VSCode plugin to work. If you don't care about the plugin just go with Method 1.
After following these instructions the old ask-cli v1.7.23 will run via the command ask1 and the latest ask-cli v2 via the command ask. You will be able to update the ask-cli v2 as usual. You can skip all steps below to create the npm package by just doing: