[Fixed] Can anyone explain this error when I run "npm run ng new app"?


So I’m trying to make a new angular app for the first time, and I installed it using npm i -g @angular/cli. When I try to make a new app using npm run ng new app, it gives me this error:

npm ERR! path E:\ddii\package.json
npm ERR! code ENOENT
npm ERR! errno -4058
npm ERR! syscall open
npm ERR! enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open ‘E:\ddii\package.json’
npm ERR! enoent This is related to npm not being able to find a file.
npm ERR! enoent

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users…\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2018-09-10T20_22_50_118Z-debug.log

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In short, you are running the command incorrectly. Remove the npm run from the front of your command, and it should work.

When you say npm run blah, npm does a lookup in your package.json for a script called blah or in your case ng. So… if you are running npm run ng new app, npm wants there to be a package.json in your current directory, and in that package.json, npm expect a script called ng. So if you don’t have a package.json in your current dir, then you are going to get an error.

Instead, close your terminal, and open a new terminal and run simply ng new app.

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