.nx and the Nx Wrapper
Nx is able to manage its own installation via the
.nx directory. This installation is described within nx.json.
.nx, it is easier to separate out from your other dependencies.
You can install Nx in the
.nx/installation directory by running
nx init in a directory without package.json, and picking to install Nx in the current directory.
When Nx is installed in
.nx, you can run Nx via a global Nx installation or the nx and nx.bat scripts that were created. In either case, the wrapper (.nx/nxw.js) will be invoked and ensure that the current workspace is up to date prior to invoking Nx.
> nx build my-project
> nx generate application
> nx graph
--use-dot-nx-installation was added in Nx v15.8.7. To ensure that it is available, specify the version of nx when running your command so that
npx doesn't accept an older version that is in the cache. (e.g.
npx nx@latest init)