UglifyJS using NPM in Windows
I am on a Windows 7 box, and I recently installed the most recent version of Node from NodeJS.org
I then ran...
C:\Users\jcreamer>npm install -g uglify-js npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/uglify-js npm http 304 https://registry.npmjs.org/uglify-js C:\Users\jcreamer\AppData\Roaming\npm\uglifyjs -> C:\Users\jcreamer\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\uglify-js\bin\uglifyjs [email protected] C:\Users\jcreamer\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\uglify-js
And restarted command prompt, but I still cannot run...
cd c:\inetpub\wwwroot\app\ node uglifyjs -o app.min.js app.js
I get this Error...
node.js:201 throw e; // process.nextTick error, or 'error' event on first tick ^ Error: Cannot find module 'C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\analytics\uglifyjs' at Function._resolveFilename (module.js:334:11) at Function._load (module.js:279:25) at Array.0 (module.js:470:10) at EventEmitter._tickCallback (node.js:192:40)
Is there something else I need to do?
Even after I ran the npm as administartor, if I run
C:\Users\jcreamer>"C:\Users\jcreamer\AppData\Roaming\npm\\.\node_modules\uglify-js\bin\uglifyjs" '"C:\Users\jcreamer\AppData\Roaming\npm\\.\node_modules\uglify-js\bin\uglifyjs"' is not recognized as an internal or external comm and, operable program or batch file.
Global installs are for command-line utilities.
As you can see the
uglifyjs command line utility is dropped into your path, at
C:\Users\jcreamer\AppData\Roaming\npm\uglifyjs (which is a link to uglify's
bin\uglifyjs as you can see in the output.)
@alessioalex You no longer need admin packages to install a global package. The node MSI installer sets the global default prefix to
%APPDATA%\npm, so users have the ability to write to it.
If you're trying to
require("uglify-js") in your node program, then you should install it locally, not with the -g. It looks like you're trying to use it as a standalone util, so alessioalex's #2 suggestion is exactly right. Just type
uglifyjs to use it, not