Create a new Nx workspace using the following command:

npx create-nx-workspace

This will guide you through the setup, asking whether you want a monorepo or a standalone app and whether you want to start with a blank or a preconfigured setup.


npx create-nx-workspace@latest

1 2NX Let's create a new workspace [] 3 4Where would you like to create your workspace? · myorg 5? Which stack do you want to use? … 6None: Configures a TypeScript/JavaScript project with minimal structure. 7React: Configures a React application with your framework of choice. 8Vue: Configures a Vue application with your framework of choice. 9Angular: Configures a Angular application with modern tooling. 10Node: Configures a Node API application with your framework of choice. 11

Once you've created your workspace, you can

  • run single tasks with npx nx <target> <project>
  • run multiple tasks with npx nx run-many -t <target1> <target2>

Run npx nx run-many -t build twice to see how Nx's powerful caching speeds up your build.

Learn more about running tasks.

Installing Nx Into an Existing Repository

If you want to add Nx to an existing repository run:

npx nx@latest init

You can also manually install the nx NPM package and create a nx.json to configure it. Learn more about adopting Nx in an existing project

Installing Nx Globally

You can install Nx globally. Depending on your package manager, use one of the following commands:

npm add --global nx@latest

The advantage of a global installation is that you don't have to prefix your commands with npx, yarn or pnpm. The global Nx installation hands off the process execution to the local Nx installation in your repository, which eliminates any issues with outdated globally installed packages.

Install Nx in a Non-Javascript Repo

Nx can manage its own installation without requiring a package.json file or a node_modules folder. This type of installation is useful for repositories that may not contain any JavaScript or TypeScript (e.g. .Net or Java based workspaces that want to leverage Nx features). In this setup, the Nx CLI is all contained within a .nx folder. To set this up run the nx init command in a folder without a package.json file.

npx nx init

See the install Nx in a non-javascript repo recipe for more information.

Update Nx

When you update Nx, Nx will also automatically update your dependencies if you have an Nx plugin installed for that dependency. To update Nx, run:

npx nx migrate latest

This will create a migrations.json file with any update scripts that need to be run. Run them with:

npx nx migrate --run-migrations

Update One Major Version at a Time

To avoid potential issues, it is recommended to update one major version of Nx at a time.


Try one of these tutorials for a full walkthrough of what to do after you install Nx

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