‘vue-cli-service’ is not recognized as an internal or external command

Are you encountering the error “‘vue-cli-service’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file”? This error can be frustrating, but don’t worry, there are several solutions you can try to fix it. In this blog post, we’ll go through the steps to troubleshoot and resolve the error.

Solution 1: Install the @vue/cli-service Package Globally

The first solution is to install the @vue/cli-service package globally by running the following command in your terminal:

npm install -g @vue/cli-service

After installing the package, you should clear your npm cache by running the following command:

npm cache clean --force

Next, navigate to your project’s root directory (where your package.json file is located) and run the following command:

npm install

Finally, run the following command to serve your project:

npm run serve

Solution 2: Delete node_modules and Reinstall Dependencies

If the error persists after trying solution 1, try deleting your node_modules and package-lock.json (not package.json) files and re-run npm install.

# delete node_modules and package-lock.json (macOS/Linux)
rm -rf node_modules
rm -f package-lock.json
rm -f yarn.lock

# delete node_modules and package-lock.json (Windows)
rd /s /q "node_modules"
del package-lock.json
del -f yarn.lock

# clean npm cache
npm cache clean --force

# install packages
npm install

Make sure to restart your IDE and dev server if the error persists. Sometimes, VSCode glitches and a reboot solves the problem.

[Fixed]: Parameter ‘X’ implicitly has an ‘any’ type in TypeScript

Solution 3: Install @vue/cli-service Globally

If the previous solutions didn’t work, you can try installing @vue/cli-service globally by running the following command:

# uninstall old vue cli
npm uninstall vue-cli -g

# install @vue/cli-service and @vue/cli globally
npm install -g @vue/cli-service
npm install -g @vue/cli

npm run serve

If the global installation of @vue/cli-service fails, you may need to open your shell as an administrator or run the command prefixed with sudo.

# uninstall old vue cli
sudo npm uninstall vue-cli -g

# install @vue/cli-service and @vue/cli globally
sudo npm install -g @vue/cli-service
sudo npm install -g @vue/cli

npm run serve

Make sure your shell is opened at the root directory of your project (where your package.json file is) when running the npm run serve command.

Solution 4: Install @vue/cli package globally

If you are facing “‘vue’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file” error. You can try installing the @vue/cli package globally by running the following command:

# uninstall old vue cli
npm uninstall vue-cli -g

# install @vue/cli globally
npm install -g @vue/cli

# if command outputs version, vue is installed
vue --version

# Create a vue project
vue create my-project

If the vue –version command outputs a version number, then vue is installed successfully.

If the global installation of vue fails, you may need to open your shell as an administrator or run the command prefixed with sudo.

# if you got permissions error
sudo npm uninstall vue-cli -g

sudo npm install -g @vue/cli

vue --version

vue create my-project

Solution 5: Update your PATH environment variable

If none of the above solutions worked, you may need to update your PATH environment variable. To do this, run the following command:

npm config get prefix

This command will show you the path where npm modules are installed. Add this path to your PATH environment variable, and then restart your terminal.

Conclusion on ‘vue-cli-service’ is not recognized as an internal or external command

In this blog post, we’ve discussed several solutions to the “‘vue-cli-service’ is not recognized as an internal or external command” error. We hope that one of the solutions outlined in this post will help you resolve the issue and get your Vue.js project up and running. Remember to clear your npm cache, delete your node_modules, and install @vue/cli-service and @vue/cli packages globally, or update your PATH environment variable if none of the solutions above worked.

In conclusion, using vue-cli-service is a great way to quickly create a Vue.js project, but sometimes, it can be frustrating when you encounter errors. With this guide, you should now have the tools to troubleshoot and fix any issues that arise with vue-cli-service. Happy coding!

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