I'm trying to create a 'Near' bootstrap application using this command npx create-near-app blockvote --contract js --frontend react --tests js.

This isn't creating bootstrap files as it should. The only message I'm getting is

👋 Welcome to NEAR! Learn more: https://docs.near.org/
🔧 Let's get your dApp ready.
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Notice: On Win32 please use WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
Exiting now.

I require this for my final year project.
Thanks in advance !

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If you are using Windows, you need to install Linux on Windows with WSL first. If you are using Mac, the command npx create-near-app blockvote --contract js --frontend react --tests js will create the bootstrap application.

See: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install

  • I get this error message on WSL - Ubuntu. create-near-app still thinks I am on windows. Anyone?
    – Suisse
    Nov 2, 2022 at 17:16

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