How can I use npm scripts to automate common development tasks in a Node.js project?

Asked 9 months ago

I'm looking to streamline development tasks in my Node.js project using npm scripts. What are the steps to create and utilize npm scripts effectively?

Cedric Haley

Sunday, October 01, 2023

Automating common tasks in a Node.js project is quite easy. Simply do the following:

  1. Open your project's "package.json" file.
  2. Under the "scripts" section, define custom scripts with unique names, such as the following example:
    "scripts": {
    "start": "node script1.js"   
  3. Run the defined scripts using the npm run command followed by the script name:
    npm start

Doing this helps automate tasks like testing, building, and running your Node.js project.

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