Commonly Used Angular Commands

In this article, we will see what are the commonly used commands in an Angular project with the explanation. These are very useful when it comes to Angular applications.

1) To get the npm version,

npm -v

2) To get the node version,

node -v

3) To get the Angular version,

ng v

4) To get the Jasmine version,

jasmine -v

5) To get the Karma version,

karma --version

6) To install Angular CLI,

npm install @angular/cli -g
npm install @angular/cli

7) To install the next version of Angular CLI,

npm install @angular/cli@next

8) To get help in the terminal,

ng help

9) To create a new project in Angular,

ng new project-name

10) To skip external dependencies while creating a new project,

ng new project-name --skip-install

11) To run the Angular project,

ng serve (or) npm start (or) ng serve --force 

12) Dry Run,

ng new project-name --dry-run

13) To create a new component in the Angular Project,

ng generate component component-name
ng g c component-name

14) To avoid creating a new folder while creating a new component,

ng generate component component-name --flat

15) To create a build,

ng build

16) To create a build for a specific environment,

ng build --prod

17) To run test cases,

ng test

18) To run the end-to-end test,

ng e2e

19) For Angular Documentation,

ng doc

20) To change the angular-cli.json config file,

ng set 

21) To create a directive in Angular,

ng generate directive directive-name
ng g d directive-name

22) To create a service in Angular,

ng generate service service-name
ng g s service-name

23) To create a class,

ng generate class class-name
ng g cl class-name

24) To create an interface,

ng generate interface interface-name
ng g i interface-name

25) To create a pipe,

ng generate pipe pipe-name
ng g p pipe-name

26) To create enum,

ng generate enum enum-name
ng g e enum-name

27) To create a module,

ng generate module module-name
ng g m module-name

28) To create a spec file for the module,

ng g m module-name --spec true -d 

29) To create a module with routing,

ng g m module-name --routing

30) To create a guard to the route,

ng g guard guard-name

31) To remove node_modules,

rm -rf node_modules

32) To uninstall Angular CLI,

npm uninstall --save-dev @angular/cli
npm uninstall -g angular-cli @angular/cli

33) To install the latest version of Angular CLI,

npm install --save-dev @angular/cli@latest

34) To update Angular CLI,

ng update @angular/cli 
ng update @angular/core

35) To clean cache,

npm cache clean

36) To install TypeScript latest version,

npm install -g typescript@latest

37) To install Jasmine/Karma latest version,

npm install -g karma-jasmine@latest

38) To install TypeScript specific version,

npm install typescript@version-number

39) To install Jasmine specific version,

npm install -g jasmine@version-number

40) To install Karma specific version,

npm install -g karma@version-number

To update Angular versions

Steps to update particular Angular version on the current project,

Execute these commands,

ng update @angular/core@8 @angular/cli@8 --allow-dirty
npm install
git commit -a -m "Upgrade to the latest version of Angular 8"
ng update @angular/core @angular/cli --next
{ng update @angular/core@9 @angular/cli@9 --allow-dirty}
npm install
git commit -a  -m "Upgrade to Angular 9"
ng update @angular/material --next --force
npm i @angular/flex-layout@9.0.0-beta.29

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Steps to update the latest Angular version,

npm uninstall -g @angular-cli
npm cache clean
rm -rf node_modules
npm install
npm install -g @angular/cli@latest
ng update @angular/cli @angular/core
ng update --all --force
npm install --save @angular/animations@latest @angular/cdk@latest @angular/common@latest @angular/compiler@latest @angular/core@latest @angular/flex-layout@latest @angular/forms@latest @angular/http@latest @angular/material@latest @angular/platform-browser@latest @angular/platform-browser-dynamic@latest @angular/router@latest core-js@latest zone.js@latest rxjs@latest rxjs-compat@latest
npm install --save-dev @angular-devkit/build-angular@latest @angular/compiler-cli@latest @angular/language-service @types/jasmine@latest @types/node@latest codelyzer@latest karma@latest karma-chrome-launcher@latest karma-cli@latest karma-jasmine@latest karma-jasmine-html-reporter@latest jasmine-core@latest jasmine-spec-reporter@latest protractor@latest tslint@latest rxjs-tslint@latest webpack@latest

Refer Angular Guide -


In this article, we have learned commonly used commands in an Angular application. Play around with these commands and let me know your experience and suggestions in the comment section. Thank you.