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I am trying to start programming with solidity for Ethereum. I am working with this tutorial: https://medium.com/@ConsenSys/solidity-integration-with-visual-studio-8bdab2ff8a74#.hunrp4l0i

Apparently I need "Bloc". npm install blockapps-bloc works and gets me a copy of bloc. But I am doing something wrong with "bloc init". What I am supposed to do with that? Just typing it in cmd in the same directory that I have just used to download bloc doesn't work. The Command bloc cannot be found.

What do I have to do to make it work?

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    Yes, you should be able to just type the command int the prompt. Try npm install -g blockapps-bloc. If that doesn't work, the issue is with your npm configuration – Tjaden Hess Sep 4 '16 at 19:53
  • Wonderful! That actually worked. Thanks :-)! Out of curiosity: What does the -g parameter mean? – Max Binnewies Sep 4 '16 at 20:04
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    It means "global". When you leave off the flag, it installs it only to the current directory, which is generally not on your path. When you put the -g flag, it installs globally, so that the command can be used from anywhere on your computer. In your case, with this kind of command-line tool, that is generally what you want. – Tjaden Hess Sep 4 '16 at 20:05
  • Can someone explain to me why Tjaden Hess chose to comment on this question as opposed to answer it? Why do people do that? Just learning. – Thomas Jay Rush May 9 '17 at 8:35
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After installing with npm install -g blockapps-bloc, cd into the directory and try
bloc.exe init <app-name>.

When in doubt, check out some documentation: http://developers.blockapps.net/dashboard/quick-starts/visual-studio

This is also similar to this StackExchange question.

  • The link is broken. – 0xcaff Jul 22 '17 at 2:14

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