- npx is a tool intended to help round out the experience of using packages from the npm registry.
- It greatly simplifies a number of things that, until now, required a bit of ceremony to do with plain npm
- Since npm version 5.2.0 npx is pre-bundled with npm. So it’s pretty much a standard nowadays.
- Run commands with different Node.js versions
- Run a locally installed package easily (npx will check whether
$PATH, or in the local project binaries, and if so it will execute it.)
- Execute packages that are not previously installed locally.
- Run code directly from GitHub
- npx helps us avoid versioning, dependency issues and installing unnecessary packages that we just want to try out.
- It also provides a clear and easy way of executing packages, commands, modules and even GitHub gists and repositories.
Advantages : https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/npm-vs-npx-whats-the-difference/