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Try out command line tools with npx

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It’s common to add tools like Prettier or Webpack into a project, but you might want to try them out first before you fully integrate and configure them.

npx is a handy command line tool that comes bundled with npm, and you can use it to try out command line tools without needing to add them as a project dependency.

For example, if you want to give Prettier a spin to see which files in your project it would fix the formatting for, you can run:

npx prettier --check .

It’s a great way to quickly try things out!