Truffle Command Doesn’t Work? Solution.

Truffle Command Not Recognized – Fixed

by Alexandra Kropova from Mammoth Interactive

Trying to Use the Truffle Command?

  • Are you trying to start a new Truffle project with the Terminal command ‘truffle init‘?
  • Maybe you’re trying to use truffle for something else.
  • Getting the error message ‘truffle is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.’?
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Your solution:

Use the command

  npx truffle init 

Notes for this to work

You must have done the following beforehand:

  • Created a new project folder with mkdir projectFolderName
  • Initialized a package.json file with the command npm init
  • Installed truffle locally with the command npm install truffle –save-dev

What is npx?

  • stands for Node Package Execute
  • comes with the npm above 5.2.0 version
  • an npm package runner that can execute any package that you want from the npm registry without even installing that package.

When executing a package, it will look for the package binaries either from the local or global installation

‘truffle’ still not working?

Close and restart your Terminal. You often have to do this after installing a package globally.

Suggest more solutions or ask a question in the comments below.

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