Avoiding New Folder Creation with the create-react-app Command

The create-react-app command is a powerful tool for setting up React projects, complete with essential tools and even TypeScript support.

According to official documentation, to initiate a new React project within a folder named "my-app," you'd use:

npx create-react-app my-app

This command creates a new folder named "my-app" and populates it with all the necessary project files. However, there are instances where we want to avoid creating a new folder. Perhaps we already have a designated project folder and we would like the files to be generated there.

In such cases, navigate to the desired folder and employ the following command:

npx create-react-app .

The dot (.) here is crucial. It instructs the command not to create a new folder, ensuring that the project files are generated directly within the current directory.

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