Angular CLI - Environment Setup


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To work with Angular CLI, we need to have Node installed on our system. Let us understand about the environment setup required for Angular CLI in detail.

Download Node.js archive

Download latest version of Node.js installable archive file from Node.js Downloads, which is available at https://nodejs.org/download/. At the time of writing this tutorial, the versions available on different OS are listed below −

OS Archive name
Windows node-v6.3.1-x64.msi
Linux node-v6.3.1-linux-x86.tar.gz
Mac node-v6.3.1-darwin-x86.tar.gz
SunOS node-v6.3.1-sunos-x86.tar.gz

Installation on UNIX/Linux/Mac OS X, and SunOS

Based on your OS architecture, download and extract the archive node-v6.3.1-osname.tar.gz into /tmp, and then, finally move extracted files into/usr/local/nodejs directory.

For example −

$ cd /tmp

$ wgethttp://nodejs.org/dist/v6.3.1/node-v6.3.1-linux-x64.tar.gz

$ tar xvfz node-v6.3.1-linux-x64.tar.gz

$ mkdir -p /usr/local/nodejs

$ mv node-v6.3.1-linux-x64/*/usr/local/nodejs

Add /usr/local/nodejs/bin to the PATH environment variable.

OS Output
Linux export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/nodejs/bin
Mac export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/nodejs/bin
FreeBSD export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/nodejs/bin

Installation on Windows

Use the MSI file and follow the prompts to install the Node.js. By default, the installer uses the Node.js distribution in C:\Program Files\nodejs.

The installer should set the C:\ProgramFiles\nodejs\bin directory in windows PATH environment variable.Restart any open command prompts for the change to take effect.

Verify installation: Executing a File

Create a js file named main.json your machine (Windows or Linux) having the following code −

/* Hello, World! program in node.js */
console.log("Hello, World!")

The link for live demo is https://www.tutorialspoint.com/execute_nodejs_online.php.

Now, execute main.js file using Node.js interpreter to see the result −

$ node main.js

If everything is fine with your installation, this should produce the following result −

Hello, World!

Now, the Node is installed. You can run the following command to install Angular CLI.

npm install -g @angular/cli

Verify the installation

Now, run the following command to seethe result −

$ ng --version

If everything is fine with yourinstallation, this should produce the following result −


     _                      _                 ____ _     ___
    / \   _ __   __ _ _   _| | __ _ _ __     / ___| |   |_ _|
   / ? \ | '_ \ / _` | | | | |/ _` | '__|   | |   | |    | |
  / ___ \| | | | (_| | |_| | | (_| | |      | |___| |___ | |
 /_/   \_\_| |_|\__, |\__,_|_|\__,_|_|       \____|_____|___|
                |___/


Angular CLI: 9.1.0
Node: 12.16.1
OS: win32 x64

Angular:
...
Ivy Workspace:

Package                      Version
------------------------------------------------------
@angular-devkit/architect    0.901.0
@angular-devkit/core         9.1.0
@angular-devkit/schematics   9.1.0
@schematics/angular          9.1.0
@schematics/update           0.901.0
rxjs                         6.5.4

On Windows, in case of ng being not recognised as internal or external command, update the system path variable to include the following path.

C:\Users\<User Directory>\AppData\Roaming\npm
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