command not found: jest

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I have a test file like so: (I am using create-react-app)

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import App from './components/Calculator';

import { getAction, getResult } from './actions/'

import {shallow} from 'enzyme';
import toJson from 'enzyme-to-json';

import Enzyme from 'enzyme';
import Adapter from 'enzyme-adapter-react-16';

Enzyme.configure({ adapter: new Adapter() });

it('renders without crashing', () => {
  const wrapper = shallow(<App />)

it('displays the choosen operator', () => {
  const action = {
      type: 'GET_ACTION',
      operator: '+'

it('displays the typed digit', () => {
  const action = {
    type: 'GET_RESULT',
    n: 3

it('checks that the clickevent for getNumber is called',() => {
  const clickEvent = jest.fn();
  const p = shallow(<p data-n="1" onClick={clickEvent}>1</p>)

and a packaje.json:

  "name": "my-app",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "react": "^16.2.0",
    "react-dom": "^16.2.0",
    "react-scripts": "1.1.1"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "react-scripts start",
    "build": "react-scripts build",
    // "test": "react-scripts test --env=jsdom",
    "test": "jest",
    "eject": "react-scripts eject"
  "devDependencies": {
    "enzyme": "^3.3.0",
    "enzyme-adapter-react-16": "^1.1.1",
    "enzyme-to-json": "^3.3.3",
    "jest": "^22.4.3"

when I run “jest –updateSnapshot” I get:

command not found: jest

but jest is installed.

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Jest is installed, but is likely in your ./node_modules/.bin directory. You can append that to your command ./node_modules/.bin/jest --updateSnapshot. Since you already have jest as a scripts command in your package.json you can also run it with npm test -- --updateSnapshot. npm automatically adds ./node_modules/.bin to your path.

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