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Build a nuxt project.
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The command "npm run build" is used in Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager) to trigger the execution of a specific script defined in the "scripts" section of the "package.json" file.

In a typical Node.js project, the "package.json" file includes a section called "scripts" where you can define various custom commands or scripts that you want to run. These scripts can be used for various purposes, such as building your project, running tests, starting a server, etc.

When you run the command "npm run build", npm looks for the "build" script in the "scripts" section of the "package.json" file and executes the corresponding command.

For example, if the "scripts" section of the "package.json" file includes the following entry:

"scripts": {
  "build": "webpack --config webpack.config.js"

Running "npm run build" would execute the command "webpack --config webpack.config.js". This command runs the Webpack bundler using the specified configuration file (webpack.config.js) to build your project and generate the bundled output files.

The "npm run build" command is commonly used in JavaScript projects to automate build processes, including bundling JavaScript files, compiling CSS or SASS, optimizing assets, and more. It provides a convenient way to run predefined scripts without having to remember and type out the entire command every time.

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