missing script: new-post

I have published a package on npm. Sometime last night I tried to install it and run it locally.

I am getting this error: missing script: new-post even though I have the script object in my package.json file.

Here is my package file:

  "name": "new-post-gatsby-starter-blog",
  "version": "1.1.5",
  "description": "create a new post in gatsby starter blog format with a simple command",
  "main": "/bin/index.js",
  "repository": {
    "type": "git",
    "url": "git+https://github.com/twhite96/gatsby-starter-blog-new-post.git"
  "bin": {
    "new-post": "bin/new-post.js"
  "keywords": [
  "author": "Tiffany White",
  "license": "MIT",
  "bugs": {
    "url": "https://github.com/twhite96/gatsby-starter-blog-new-post/issues"
  "homepage": "https://github.com/twhite96/gatsby-starter-blog-new-post#readme",
  "devDependencies": {
    "date-fns": "^1.30.1",
    "slug": "^0.9.3",
    "slugify": "^1.3.4"
  "dependencies": {
    "shelljs": "^0.8.3"
  "scripts": {
    "new-post": "new-post"

My directory structure is a bin folder at the root of the package and inside that bin folder is the executable, new-post.js.

Not sure what I am doing wrong here.

I am on macOS 10.14.3
Using node 11.8 and the latest npm

I am a bit confused about the intended usage. What command did you run to install new-post, and what command did you run which said “missing script”?

I tried this:

npm install --global new-post-gatsby-starter-blog

The install did add a new-post command (so good start), and launched index.js, but that generated errors because index.js imports slug which is listed under devDependencies and so not included in my “production” install.

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Can you explain why you also installed new-post along with the package and why you installed it globally? Can you give me some pointers as to how one could install it in a specific project?

This is basically just a script to create a new gatsby blog post.

Ooooooh okay. I got it to work. I just have a shelljs error somewhere in the executable. I will also have to update my README. I was running npm run new-post. Bit confused on the articles I’ve read.

Thanks for your help.


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