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'zowe' is not recognized as an internal or external command

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Article ID: 240943

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Issue/Introduction

Zowe command not working after Installing ZOWE via NPM method on windows OS.

C:\>npm install -g prebuild-install

added 59 packages, and audited 60 packages in 12s

7 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

found 0 vulnerabilities

V:\>npm install -g @zowe/[email protected]

added 306 packages, and audited 307 packages in 2m

20 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

found 0 vulnerabilities

V:\>zowe --version
'zowe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

V:\>zowe
'zowe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

V:\>where zowe
INFO: Could not find files for the given pattern(s).

 

Environment

Release : 3.0

Component : ZOWE COMMAND LINE INTERFACE

Cause

npm path (C:\Users\XXXXXX\AppData\Roaming\npm) is not included in the windows PATH environment variable. 

 

Resolution

Update Windows PATH environment variable to include the npm path.

 

Open new CMD window then issue zowe command:

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