In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of setting up the Angular CLI (Command Line Interface) path in your Windows 10 environment. Angular CLI is a powerful tool that allows you to create, manage, and build Angular applications with ease. By setting up the ng path, you will be able to run Angular CLI commands directly from the command prompt or PowerShell in any directory, without having to type the full path to the ng executable each time.
Before proceeding, make sure you have the following software installed on your system:
- Node.js – Download and install the latest LTS version from the official Node.js website.
- npm – npm (Node Package Manager) comes bundled with Node.js, so you don’t need to install it separately.
Step 1: Install the Angular CLI
First, you need to install the Angular CLI (if you haven’t already) globally on your system using the npm command. Open a command prompt or PowerShell window and type the following command:
npm install -g @angular/cli
This will install the latest version of Angular CLI and make it available globally on your system.
Step 2: Find the Angular CLI Installation Path
Next, you need to find the path where Angular CLI has been installed. To do this, type the following command in the command prompt or PowerShell:
npm list -g @angular/cli --depth=0
You will get an output that looks similar to this:
C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\npm `-- @angular/[email protected]
In this example, the path to the Angular CLI installation is C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\npm. Make a note of this path as you will need it in the next step.
Step 3: Set the ng Path in the Environment Variables
Now that you have the Angular CLI installation path, you need to add it to the system’s environment variables. Follow the steps below to do this:
- Right-click on the Computer icon on your desktop or in the File Explorer and choose Properties.
- In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced system settings link on the left side.
- In the System Properties dialog, click on the Environment Variables button near the bottom right corner.
- In the Environment Variables dialog, under the “System variables” section, scroll down and find the variable named Path. Click on it to select it, and then click on the Edit button.
- In the Edit environment variable dialog, click on the New button and paste the Angular CLI installation path that you noted down earlier (e.g., C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\npm).
- Click the OK button in all open dialogs to save your changes.
Step 4: Verify the ng Path
To verify that the ng path has been set up correctly, open a new command prompt or PowerShell window and type the following command:
If everything is set up correctly, you should see the Angular CLI version information displayed in the output.
Congratulations! You have successfully set up the Angular CLI path in your Windows 10 environment. Now you can run Angular CLI commands from any directory in your system without having to type the full path to the ng executable each time. This will save you time and make your development process more efficient. Happy coding!