Typescript – typings always complaining about global module

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I am very new to typescript. Whatever typings I try to install, I get:

typings ERR! message Attempted to compile "angular" as an external module, but it looks like a global module.

I am just trying to do

typings install dt~angular

What am I doing wrong?

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Best Solution

As error message suggests, you should use --global option:

typings install dt~angular --global --save

See detailed step-by-step tutorial for setting up Node.js project with TypeScript support in IntelliJ IDEA / Webstorm or Visual Studio Code

TypeScript and tools around it are evolving very fast. What worked yesterday don't work any more.

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