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Space in folder names of local create-react-app copy fails new project creation

See original GitHub issue

Is this a bug report?

I was setting up my local copy of CRA from commit 3e9ba54

This folder is located within a folder which has a name with space on it like Super Folder. So, When I run yarn create-react-app my-app. It fails. Here is the error log:

npm notice 4.9kB  template/src/serviceWorker.js           
npm notice === Tarball Details === 
npm notice name:          react-scripts                           
npm notice version:       2.1.1                                   
npm notice filename:      react-scripts-2.1.1.tgz                 
npm notice package size:  40.9 kB                                 
npm notice unpacked size: 155.3 kB                                
npm notice shasum:        11d20330dc53135dc0cd4d4938260986fb8b37bf
npm notice integrity:     sha512-SjUtl3Q2hxnK1[...]WBiBmQNi6DfdQ==
npm notice total files:   45                                      
npm notice 
    throw err;

Error: Cannot find module '/Users/username/Desktop/Super'
    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:581:15)
    at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:507:25)
    at Function.Module.runMain (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:742:12)
    at startup (internal/bootstrap/node.js:266:19)
    at bootstrapNodeJSCore (internal/bootstrap/node.js:596:3)
ERROR! An error was encountered while executing
{ Error: Command failed: node /Users/username/Desktop/Super D/create-react-app/packages/create-react-app/index.js --scripts-version="/Users/username/Desktop/Super D/create-react-app/packages/react-scripts/react-scripts-2.1.1.tgz" my-app
    at checkExecSyncError (child_process.js:600:11)
    at Object.execSync (child_process.js:637:13)
    at Object.<anonymous> (/Users/username/Desktop/Super D/create-react-app/tasks/cra.js:115:4)
    at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:689:30)
    at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:700:10)
    at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:599:32)
    at tryModuleLoad (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:538:12)
    at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:530:3)
    at Function.Module.runMain (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:742:12)
    at startup (internal/bootstrap/node.js:266:19)
  status: 1,
  signal: null,
  output: [ null, null, null ],
  pid: 43585,
  stdout: null,
  stderr: null }
Cleaning up.
Exiting with error.
error Command failed with exit code 1.
info Visit for documentation about this command.


  OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
  CPU: x64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5257U CPU @ 2.70GHz
  Node: 10.9.0 - /usr/local/bin/node
  Yarn: 1.9.4 - /usr/local/bin/yarn
  npm: 6.4.1 - /usr/local/bin/npm
  Chrome: 70.0.3538.110
  Safari: 12.0.1
  @stiligita/react:  1.0.0-0 
  @types/react:  16.7.13 
  @types/react-dom:  16.0.11 
  react:  16.6.3 
  react-dom:  16.6.3 
  react-scripts:  2.1.1 
  create-react-app: Not Found

Steps to Reproduce

  1. git clone
  2. yarn
  3. yarn create-react-app my-app

Expected Behavior

I want it to create a new react app successfully.

Actual Behavior

It is broken. Gives Error: Can't find module

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:7 (4 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

svikhristyukcommented, Dec 9, 2018

I’m guessing this only affects Windows users not using WSL, which I think is still a large audience.

  OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Brew-Brewcommented, Dec 8, 2018

@mrmckeb I’m doing for this 😃

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