I am completely new to nodejs. I am trying to get nodejs to work on my Windows 2008 box in order to install Karma which I would use for TDDing my AngularJs code. I have done the following steps so far
- Install using Chocolatey ==> npm is not recognised
- Install using 64-bit nodejs installer from nodejs.org ==> npm is not recognised
- At this stage, running
where npmgives me
c:User<Username>AppDataRoamingnpmwhich has nothing in it
- I figure out that nodejs is installed in
C:Program Filesnodejs. Opening a command prompt in this directory makes
- So I added
PATHonly to get the same error again that
npm is not recognized
- One of the github issues on nodejs repository says that I need to restart the machine and it would fix. But that has not helped so far
- I do see a
Node.jsicon in my
Start -> Programmsmennu which takes me to nodejs console but not sure what to do with that.
Have I missed any important step in the process?
I figured out that if I open “Nodejs command prompt” from program files, then npm is recognized. How do I make it work on a normal command prompt?
node I started facing a similar problem with another application. I posted this question on superuser and as rightly pointed out by the accepted answer, I had an additional quote in my
PATH which was causing issues with all the paths added after the quote. I have a feeling that some Chocolatey install adds this troubling quote but I am just not sure which one.
To the end of your Path variable on the “User variable” section of the Environment Variables on the System Properties.
After that, reopen your command prompt and type
This should work.