Since I started learning Laravel, I got used to CLI more.
So, I went ahead and installed node.js to use the npm “node-sass” package.
I followed a guide which said that I had to run
npm init, which will prompt some questions.
But I didn’t see anything that looked like a question, so I went ahead and started to spam
npm install node-sass and other commands where it requested the
package name:. 🙂
I thought it was requesting the name of the package to install, which was “node-sass” in this case.
But I kept getting this error:
Sorry, name can only contain URL-friendly characters.
While searching for a solution, I saw many people on forums making the same mistake as me 🙂 . That’s why I decided to write this guide.
The solution is simple, and it seems “duh” now that I understood what’s going on. 🙂
package name: is actually part of the info requested for the package.json file that is created when running
And it requests “URL-friendly characters”, which means you need to name your package using URL-type formatting, like this:
package name: example-package-name
Words separated by hyphens, without capital letters. It might work with only one word, but I haven’t tried that yet.
That’s a Wrap
I hope this post helped you out and you don’t get the “Sorry, name can only contain URL-friendly characters.” error anymore.
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