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Michael Author

Thanks for the tip. Npx is nice for scaffolding create apps but I didn't know it works for local packages.

According to this post I can just do a command without run.

blog.scottlogic.com/2018/04/05/npx...

npx eslint

Do you know if it respects the arguments?
Like if I wanted to run

eslint .
# OR
eslint --help

Can I do that with npx? Like

npx eslint --help
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Michael Author

Also my alias approach only works from the root. Does npx run from git root when run from anywhere?

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Rail • Edited

I tried different options to learn how it works.

package.json located in /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web/

gulp located in /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web/node_modules/gulp/bin/

Run npx gulp --tasks

1) on /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web/

[08:38:32] Tasks for /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web/gulpfile.js
[08:38:32] ├── js
[08:38:32] ├── css
[08:38:32] └─┬ build
[08:38:32]   └─┬ <parallel>
[08:38:32]     ├── js
[08:38:32]     └── css

2) on /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend

Of course it doesn't work.

[08:38:36] Local gulp not found in /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend
[08:38:36] Try running: npm install gulp

3) on /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web/js

[08:38:49] Working directory changed to /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web
[08:38:52] Tasks for /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web/gulpfile.js
[08:38:52] ├── js
[08:38:52] ├── css
[08:38:52] └─┬ build
[08:38:52]   └─┬ <parallel>
[08:38:52]     ├── js
[08:38:52]     └── css

4) on /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web/js/dist

[08:39:07] Working directory changed to /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web
[08:39:10] Tasks for /srv/projects/awesome-project/frontend/web/gulpfile.js
[08:39:10] ├── js
[08:39:10] ├── css
[08:39:10] └─┬ build
[08:39:10]   └─┬ <parallel>
[08:39:10]     ├── js
[08:39:10]     └── css

Result - npx searches for the node_modules directory in the parent directories and tries to run the binary from there.

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Rail

Yes, you can)

Example:

run hexo version

npx hexo version
➜ npx hexo version
(node:90786) [DEP0061] DeprecationWarning: fs.SyncWriteStream is deprecated.
hexo: 3.9.0
hexo-cli: 2.0.0
os: Darwin 19.5.0 darwin x64
http_parser: 2.8.0
node: 10.16.3
v8: 6.8.275.32-node.54
uv: 1.28.0
zlib: 1.2.11
brotli: 1.0.7
ares: 1.15.0
modules: 64
nghttp2: 1.39.2
napi: 4
openssl: 1.1.1c
icu: 64.2
unicode: 12.1
cldr: 35.1
tz: 2019a

run hexo version --debug

npx hexo version --debug
➜ npx hexo version --debug
08:32:18.567 DEBUG Writing database to /Users/rail/Work/blogs/hmdwme_hexo/db.json
08:32:18.577 DEBUG Hexo version: 3.9.0
08:32:18.577 DEBUG Working directory: ~/Work/blogs/hmdwme_hexo/
08:32:18.626 DEBUG Config loaded: ~/Work/blogs/hmdwme_hexo/_config.yml
08:32:18.638 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-all-minifier
08:32:18.639 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-generator-archive
08:32:18.640 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-generator-category
08:32:18.643 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-generator-feed
08:32:18.644 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-generator-index
08:32:18.645 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-generator-sitemap
08:32:18.646 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-generator-tag
08:32:18.647 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-renderer-ejs
08:32:18.651 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-renderer-marked
08:32:18.719 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-renderer-stylus
08:32:18.754 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-server
08:32:18.826 DEBUG Plugin loaded: hexo-deployer-git
(node:90673) [DEP0061] DeprecationWarning: fs.SyncWriteStream is deprecated.
08:32:18.839 DEBUG Script loaded: themes/hmdw/scripts/fancybox.js
hexo: 3.9.0
hexo-cli: 2.0.0
os: Darwin 19.5.0 darwin x64
http_parser: 2.8.0
node: 10.16.3
v8: 6.8.275.32-node.54
uv: 1.28.0
zlib: 1.2.11
brotli: 1.0.7
ares: 1.15.0
modules: 64
nghttp2: 1.39.2
napi: 4
openssl: 1.1.1c
icu: 64.2
unicode: 12.1
cldr: 35.1
tz: 2019a
08:32:18.842 DEBUG Database saved
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