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Launching a project with npm and Sanity, and resolving issues with loading and closing processes.

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Last updated: Oct 22, 2021
Good morning 👋 I’m a npm noob and think I’m launching my project the wrong way, I’ve been running
npm run dev
from the root directory of my project, but my Studio is stuck loading — any idea what I’m doing wrong?
Oct 22, 2021, 2:44 PM
This is what’s in my console
Oct 22, 2021, 2:45 PM
Did you cd into
? and then type in
sanity start
Oct 22, 2021, 3:07 PM
user D
sorry, I’m a Terminal noob too 😬
Oct 22, 2021, 3:22 PM
user J
Seems like you don’t have the cli tools installed on this machine, maybe have a look at the first step in https://www.sanity.io/docs/getting-started to see if getting those installed will help?
Oct 22, 2021, 3:28 PM
user M
this did it, thank you so much!
Oct 22, 2021, 3:41 PM
Is the general process1. running
npm dev run
in the root folder, then2. running
sanity start
in the studio folder?or is there a different way I should be going about launching the project?

Also, how do I close everything? I usually just close the Terminal window but that feels like probably not the right thing to do
Oct 22, 2021, 3:44 PM
Also I seem to have generated two blank files called
which is probably a mistake on my part? 😆 Or are those important?
Oct 22, 2021, 3:49 PM
you can hit
to stop the processes you start, but the effect will often be the same with closing the terminal.
I don’t know if you need to run
npm dev run
, it depends on what is in your
in that folder 🙂 It could be that it starts your frontend application?
the blank files sound like a mistake, yes
🙂 Again, its hard to tell you “you can delete them” from here, as I know nothing of what your application is or does, but you could for instance try to move them to a different folder, or rename them, and see if everything still works before deleting them. (Or if you use
for version control, you can ensure you have them in a commit you can roll back to if it ends up breaking something if they are deleted)
Oct 22, 2021, 4:44 PM
user J
, in your particular setup, if you run
npm run dev
in your
directory, it'll start your 11ty frontend. If you run
sanity start
in your
directory, it'll start your Sanity Studio.
Oct 22, 2021, 5:07 PM

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