Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Running NPM in Windows Terminal Ubuntu profile

I got some nasty errors when I tried to use NPM and Node.js in the new Windows Terminal for Windows 10 (which BTW has a cool split-pane feature that might just make it my new goto terminal).

The errors looked like this:

 not foundram Files/nodejs/npm: 3: /mnt/c/Program Files/nodejs/npm:
: not foundram Files/nodejs/npm: 5: /mnt/c/Program Files/nodejs/npm:
/mnt/c/Program Files/nodejs/npm: 6: /mnt/c/Program Files/nodejs/npm: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting "in")

Here's the fix

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential
$ sudo apt get install npm
**CLOSE AND REOPEN TERMINAL**

I found it here: https://github.com/microsoft/WSL/issues/1512

BTW -- example split-pane keys: Alt+Shift+-, Alt+Shift+= will split horizontally and vertically.

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