Next.js - CLI


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NEXT.JS provides a CLI to start, build and export application. It can be invoked using npx which comes npm 5.2 onwards.

CLI Help

To get list of CLI commands and help on them, type the following command.

npx next -h
   Usage
      $ next <command>

   Available commands
      build, start, export, dev, telemetry

   Options
      --version, -v   Version number
      --help, -h      Displays this message

   For more information run a command with the --help flag
      $ next build --help

Build Production Ready Build

Type the following command.

npx next build
info  - Loaded env from D:\Node\nextjs\.env.local
Creating an optimized production build

Compiled successfully.

Automatically optimizing pages

Page                                                           Size     First Load JS
+ ? /                                                          2.25 kB        60.3 kB
+   /_app                                                      288 B          58.1 kB
+        /404                                                       3.25 kB   61.3 kB
+ ? /api/user
+ ? /posts/[id]                                                312 B          61.6 kB
+   + /posts/one
+   + /posts/two
+ ? /posts/env                                                 2.71 kB        60.8 kB
+ ? /posts/first                                               374 B          61.7 kB
+ First Load JS shared by all                                  58.1 kB
  + static/pages/_app.js                                       288 B
  + chunks/ab55cb957ceed242a750c37a082143fb9d2f0cdf.a1a019.js  10.5 kB
  + chunks/framework.c6faae.js                                 40 kB
  + runtime/main.60464f.js                                     6.54 kB
  + runtime/webpack.c21266.js                                  746 B
  + css/9706b5b8ed8e82c0fba0.css                               175 B

?  (Server)  server-side renders at runtime (uses getInitialProps or getServerSideProps)
          (Static)  automatically rendered as static HTML (uses no initial props)
?  (SSG)     automatically generated as static HTML + JSON (uses getStaticProps)

Build and Start Development Server

Type the following command.

npx next dev

ready - started server on http://localhost:3000
info  - Loaded env from D:\Node\nextjs\.env.local
event - compiled successfully

Start the production Server

Type the following command.

npx next start

info  - Loaded env from \Node\nextjs\.env.local
ready - started server on http://localhost:3000
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