Creating an alias for NPM using cmder in Windows
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I'm using cmder on windows:

I've installed node.js from

I can run npm in cmder by running this command:

C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.cmd

Now how can I create an alias for this so I can just run, for example npm install -g bower?

I tried this:

alias npm="C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.cmd"

But it reports back:

alias npm="C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.cmd"
Files\nodejs\npm.cmd""] was unexpected at this time.

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1 Solution

Winning solution

If a filename includes spaces, it is necessary to use the 8.3 version of the name.

alias npm=C:\Progra~1\nodejs\npm.cmd $*

You can get the short name by using command:
dir /x c:\