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pnpm exec

Execute a shell command in scope of a project.

node_modules/.bin is added to the PATH, so pnpm exec allows executing commands of dependencies.


If you have Jest as a dependency of your project, there is no need to install Jest globally, just run it with pnpm exec:

pnpm exec jest

The exec part is actually optional when the command is not in conflict with a builtin pnpm command, so you may also just run:

pnpm jest


--recursive, -r#

Added in: v2.9.0

Execute the shell command in every project of the workspace.

The name of the current package is available through the environment variable PNPM_PACKAGE_NAME (supported from pnpm v2.22.0 onwards).


# prune node_modules installations for all packages
pnpm -r exec -- rm -rf node_modules
# view package information for all packages
pnpm -r exec -- pnpm view $PNPM_PACKAGE_NAME


Added in: v5.1.0

Completely disregard concurrency and topological sorting, running a given script immediately in all matching packages with prefixed streaming output. This is the preferred flag for long-running processes over many packages, for instance, a lengthy build process.

--filter <package_selector>#

Read more about filtering.

Last updated on by Zoltan Kochan