Angular CLI project creation

Hi experts,

I'm did the basic angular example at this link.

So I installed node 8.9.3  and npm.

In my windows 10 command prompt after i installed node and npm...

if I type the following
>node --version

I get this: v8.9.3

if I type the following
>npm --version

I get this 5.5.1

So then using angular cli I created the angular example from the link above.

After I created the example in the link above, my directory looks like this:

So when I serve the project using this command

>ng serve --open

The app runs fine and looks like this when the browser launches

app run

After I ran the app, then in the command prompt I typed in this command to see the angular CLI version:

> ng --version

When I run that command I get this:


So I'm assuming the sample project I just created above is an Angular 5.1.2 project.

When creating the project with Angular CLI,
is there a command that lets you input whether you want to create an Angular 2 project or Angular 4 project or Angular 5 project?
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Julian HansenCommented:
Question: Why do you want to create an Angular 2 or Angular 4 project? They are essentially the same - the differences are in how the app is compiled and packaged (bar a few minor enhancements to the Angular syntax)

If you want to build against Angular 4 you can always go into your package.json and specify a different angular package - but the question is why would you want to?

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maqskywalkerAuthor Commented:
Thanks. For the info. It's not that I want to. Just wondering of the capabilities of Angular CLI.
I will stick with the latest version of Angular.
Julian HansenCommented:
You can do it - I have several Angular 4 projects that I maintain with CLI - it gives me a warning when I compile it about the version of Angular being out of date with the global version but it compiles and runs.
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