Prettier installed globally but command not found


I was trying to learn CLI tools and following the steps on MDN.

And below is the problem I met.

$ npm install --global prettier
C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Roaming\npm\prettier -> 
+ prettier@2.1.2
added 1 package from 1 contributor in 0.718s

I installed Prettier globally, and seems it succeeded.
But as I tried to run the command, it showed

$ prettier
C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Roaming\npm/node_modules/node/bin/node: line 1: This: command not found

I found this solution from google Solution

And then I found that my path was different from his

$ npm bin -g

It seems my Node was installed for only one user?
But I can’t figure out what’s the exact problem.
Could anyone show me a way?

I am lost…


First check if Node is accessible for you.

node -v should show some version number

Regarding the command not found.

This happens in a Windows machine. You need to add the npm path in Environment variables path

The path value will be C:\Users\YOUR-USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\npm

  • Right click This PC
  • Properties Advanced system settings -> Advacnced
    tab -> Environment variables
  • Under User variables Click path, then
    click Edit Append the path value (sample I pasted above.)

Now exit all command prompt windows and try your commands

Answered By – kiranvj

Answer Checked By – Marilyn (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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