Why can't I access this?

The error you’re encountering is related to the PowerShell execution policy on your system, which is preventing the execution of scripts. To resolve this issue and use webpack-cli, you can either change the execution policy or use an alternative method to initialize your webpack project.

Here are two approaches to consider:

Change PowerShell Execution Policy (Not Recommended for Security Reasons):

You can change the PowerShell execution policy to allow script execution. However, this is not recommended for security reasons, as it can expose your system to potential risks.

To change the execution policy, open PowerShell as an administrator and run the following command:

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

After changing the execution policy, you should be able to run webpack-cli without encountering the script execution error.

Use an Alternative Method to Initialize webpack:

If you don’t want to change the execution policy for security reasons, you can use alternative methods to initialize your webpack project.

For example, you can create a webpack project manually by following these steps:

a. Create a new directory for your project and navigate to it using the command line:

mkdir webpack-demo
cd webpack-demo

b. Initialize a new Node.js project (if you haven’t already):

npm init -y

c. Install webpack and webpack-cli locally:

npm install webpack webpack-cli --save-dev

d. Create a webpack configuration file (webpack.config.js) in your project directory and configure your webpack settings.

e. Create your JavaScript source files and start building your project.

This approach doesn’t require changing the execution policy and gives you more control over your webpack setup.

Please note that changing the execution policy should be done with caution, as it can potentially introduce security risks to your system. It’s generally recommended to use alternative methods to initialize your project or resolve the issue without modifying the execution policy if possible

Thanks a lot for your help! :slightly_smiling_face:

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