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NPX (NPM Package Runner) Commands

List of useful npx (NPM Package Runner) commands.

What is NPX?

Using NPX we can execute/run node binaries without the need to install it locally or globally.


Create local server

npx server <folder-name>

Format using prettier

npx pretty-quick --check # to check the no of files to be affected
npx pretty-quick # format all files shown in check

Show system info, browsers installed, binaries like node, npm, yarn and npm packages installed in local & globally

npx envinfo

To show system info and show specific npm packages info

npx envinfo --preset <package-name>

Deploy to

npx now --public

Create react app

npx create-react-app <app-name>

Log all your installed vscode extensions.


Run a json server with .json file.

npx json-server <json-file-link> # We can even using json file from git gist

Sort package.json file.

npx sort-package-json

Check for node module updates and update them interactively in command line

npx npm-upgrade

Get the package version information in command line

npx gvi <package-name>

Set any macOS browser as default browser via cli

npx set-default-browser <browser-name>

Add license, code of conducts, gitignore

npx license mit >  # initialize your license
npx gitignore node  # initialize your gitignore
npx covgen YOUR_EMAIL_ADDRESS # code of conduct

Delete node_modules

npx npkill
npx npkill --sort "size"

TLDR of popular methods of cli tools/packages

npx tldr <npm-pkg-or-cli-tool>
npx tldr yarn

View JSON from terminal (togglable)

npx fx <file.json>

Keycaster for Mac

npx macos-key-cast
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Mango3403 commented May 10, 2021

Awesome. Thanks!

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gokulkrishh commented Jan 11, 2022

@Mango3403 Glad you liked it.

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loehx commented Apr 7, 2022

+1 awesome

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