For new users
pnpx (PNPm eXecute) is a command line tool that fetches a package from the registry without installing it as a dependency, hotloads it, and runs whatever default command binary it exposes.
For example, to use
create-react-app anywhere to bootstrap a react app without needing to install it under another project, you can run:
pnpx create-react-app my-project
This will fetch
create-react-app from the registry and run it with the given arguments. For more information, you may want to look at npx from npm, as it offers the same interface, except it uses
npm instead of
pnpm under the hood.
If you just want to run a binary of a project's dependency, see
For npm users
npm has a great package runner called npx. pnpm offers the same tool via the
pnpx command. The only difference is that
pnpm for installing packages.