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Can't run shards command on windows (crystal v 1.3.0)

hi,

I’ve installed crystal lang through scoop and the simple hello world program runs fine through 'crystal run hello.cr', but the powershell doesnt seem to recognise the shards command at all…

here are my crystal env:

CRYSTAL_CACHE_DIR=C:\Users\name\AppData\Local\crystal\cache
CRYSTAL_PATH=lib;C:\Users\name\scoop\apps\crystal\current\src
CRYSTAL_VERSION=1.3.0
CRYSTAL_LIBRARY_PATH=C:\Users\name\scoop\apps\crystal\current\lib
CRYSTAL_OPTS=""

any help with this?

Did you install shards or only crystal? I believe those are different packages in the scoop repository.

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lmaooooooooooooooooooo!!!

I can’t believe that’s what it was, I’m facepalming at myself so hard right now.

I assumed that installing crystal installed shards commands as well since that’s all I saw in the github instructions…

Thank you that’s solved my issue XD

Yeah that’s different from most other packages which either contain shards directly or have it as a (recommended) dependency.

Maybe shards could be suggested in the scoop package as well.

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