Getting Started with npm (Node Package Manager)

Getting Started with npm (Node Package Manager)

NPM, the most used devtool for every JavaScript developer - Dev P Academy

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Dev P Ishaili
·Sep 6, 2022·

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Consider npm to be your outright manager, that manages your node packages on each and every project.


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Simple command to know regarding npm

PS: This commands can be run on a single package by specifying the package after the npm command. i.e.:

npm install solid-bootstrap

This would add solid-bootstrap to your packages dependencies in the package.json and install this package to the node_modules folder in your project / folder directory.

npm commands cheat-sheet.

npm installinstall node packages as they are specifies in the package.json file within a folder or project directorynpm i
npm uninstalluninstalls installed node pakages from node_module folder and delete dependency from the package.json file, within directorynpm un
npm updateupdates node packagesnpm up
npm runTo run scripts / commandsnpm run

If a package name is not defined after the command, it reads the package.json file in the project / folder directory for execution.

npm flags

npm flags are command configurations that can be added to npm commands to carry put specific tasks. They are denoted by an - in front of them. i.e.:

npm -g


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