Stanley Ulili
Apr 13, 2023 ⋅ 18 min read

Building a TypeScript CLI with Node.js and Commander

Stanley Ulili I'm a freelance web developer and researcher from Malawi. I love learning new things, and writing helps me understand and solidify concepts. I hope by sharing my experience, others can learn something from them.

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7 Replies to "Building a TypeScript CLI with Node.js and Commander"

  1. I follow the article and finish it successfuly,but i gt one question. how could we run dirmanager command in any path of system and get the correct result.e.g, i run dirmanager -l command in C, but get the list of files stored beside index.js file which is my executble file.
    thanks for your response in advance.

    1. Thre code uses __dirname in multiple places — it’s the directory in which the script lies. Replace __dirname everywhere with “process.cwd()” to get the behavior you want (which is the correct behavior IMO!)

  2. You can provide the directory path of your choosing after the -l option:

    dirmanager -l C:\Users\(User_Name)\Documents

  3. Great tutorial! You might want to call out the shebang/hashbang requirement though as it is in the example but if a developer isn’t aware the global script won’t execute correctly.

  4. I’m a student and I followed the guide perfectly, but when I push the workflow it gives me an error. Would you be so kind as to explain your answer?

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