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npms - Superb package search with deep analysis of package quality using a myriad of metrics.
npm-introspect - A npms-based utility for visually exploring the quality of package dependencies.
npmsearch - Fast package search with ranking based on metrics like stars, dependents, release frequency, etc.
node-modules - Personalized package search based on your GitHub social graph.
NodeICO - Package badges.
Libraries.io - Package discovery.
npm-stat - Statistics charts for packages.
npmgraph - Visualization of dependencies.
npm trends - Compare package download counts over time.
npm-compare - Easily search and compare packages.
npm-top - npm users by downloads.
npm semver calculator - Visually explore what versions of a package a semver range matches.
npm-stats - Displays metrics about packages.
greenkeeper.io - Automates dependency updates through pull requests.
ghub.io - Redirects to the GitHub repo of an npm package.
npm addict - Your daily injection of npm packages.
npm discover - Discover what packages are commonly used together.
snyk - Find, fix and monitor for known vulnerabilities in npm dependencies.
Octo-Linker - Chrome extension to navigate across npm packages on GitHub with ease.
npm-hub - Chrome extension to explore npm dependencies on GitHub repos.
github-npm-stats - View npm download stats on GitHub.
np - A better
publish-please - Publish packages safely and gracefully.
npm-release - Making releasing to npm so easy a kitten could probably do it™.
pkgfiles - List all files which would be published in a package.
semantic-release - Fully automated package publishing.
npm-name - Check whether a package name is available on npm.
package-json - Get the package.json of a package from the npm registry.
latest-version - Get the latest version of an npm package.
npm-keyword - Get a list of npm packages with a certain keyword.
npm-user - Get user info of an npm user.
npm-email - Get the email of an npm user.
npm-user-packages - Get packages by an npm user.
dpn - Get the dependents of a user's npm packages.
npm-stats - Get data from an npm registry.
npm-cli-login - Log in to npm.
nrm - Registry manager.
npm-register - Easy to set up and maintain npm registry and proxy.
verdaccio - Lightweight private npm proxy registry.
npm-home - Open the npm page of a package.
gh-home - Open the GitHub page of a package.
david - Check if your package dependencies are out of date.
npm-check - Check for outdated, incorrect, and unused dependencies, as well as interactive update.
npm-upgrade - Update outdated npm dependencies interactively.
npm-shrinkwrap - A consistent shrinkwrap tool.
npm-windows-upgrade - Upgrade npm on Windows.
generator-nm - Scaffold out an npm package.
pkg-up - Find the closest package.json file.
read-pkg-up - Read the closest package.json file.
normalize-package-data - Normalize package metadata.
pkg-conf - Get namespaced config from the closest package.json.
npm-run-path - Run locally installed binaries in the terminal by name like with global ones.
local-npm - Use npm offline.
npe - CLI for inspecting and editing properties in package.json.
engine-deps - Manage Node.js version specific dependencies with ease.
enpeem-search - Search packages by scraping the npm web search.
npm-issues - Search known issues of all your packages at once.
john - Make npm3's flat dependencies easier to find and sort.
ntl - Interactive CLI menu to list & run npm tasks.
decheck - Explore dependencies of npm packages in the command-line.
shrinkpack - Lock down your dependencies and install offline.
redrun - Expand scripts from package.json to improve execution speed.
package-size - Get the bundle size of an npm package.
synp - Convert yarn.lock to package-lock.json and vice versa.
npm-run-all - CLI tool to run multiple npm-scripts in parallel or serial.
onchange - Watch files and folders and run a command when something changed.
cli-error-notifier - Sends native desktop notifications when npm scripts fail.
yarn - Fast, reliable, and secure dependency management.
npm - The official client.
pnpm - Fast, disk space efficient package manager.
Update to the latest npm version
$ npm install --global npm
Windows users, read more.
npm i →
npm i -D →
npm install --save-dev
npm t →
npm it →
npm install && npm test
npm r →
Speed up your common npm tasks.
alias ni='npm install'
alias nid='npm install --save-dev'
alias nig='npm install --global'
alias nt='npm test'
alias nit='npm install && npm test'
alias nk='npm link'
alias nr='npm run'
alias ns='npm start'
alias nf='npm cache clean && rm -rf node_modules && npm install'
alias nlg='npm list --global --depth=0'
Don't add to package.json when installing
By default npm adds packages you install to the
dependencies field in package.json (since v5). You can prevent this by specifying the
--no-save flag. You can add a package to
$ npm install --save-dev ava
You can easily run scripts using npm by adding them to the
"scripts" field in package.json and run them with
npm run <script-name>. Run
npm run to see available scripts. Binaries of locally install packages are made available in the PATH, so you can run them by name.
npm run foo will also run
postfoo if defined.
$ npm run cat
All package.json properties are exposed as environment variables:
"name": "echo $npm_package_name"
$ npm run name
Run script with
npm comes bundled with
npx (Since v5.2.0) — a tool to execute package binaries. Each command is executed either from the local
node_modules/.bin directory, or from a central cache, installing any packages needed in order for
<command> to run.
If the binary is already installed, it will be executed from
$ npx cat-names
But if the binary is missing, it will be installed first.
$ npx dog-names
npx: installed 46 in 3.136s
Run commands with different Node.js versions
npx (Comes bundled with npm v5.2.0 or newer) and the
node-bin package, you can easily try out code in different Node.js versions without having to use a version manager like
$ npx [email protected] -- node --version
Link local packages
Sometimes it can be useful to have a local version of a package as a dependency. You can use
npm link to link one local package into another. Run
npm link in the package you want to use. This creates a global reference. Then go into your original package and run
npm link <package-name> to link in the other package.
$ cd rainbow
$ npm link
$ cd ../unicorn
$ npm link rainbow
You can now use
rainbow as a dependency in the
Install a package from GitHub
npm supports using a shorthand for installing a package directly from a GitHub repo:
$ npm install sindresorhus/chalk
Let's target a specific commit as master is a moving target:
$ npm install 'sindresorhus/chalk#51b8f32'
Specify either a commit SHA, branch, tag, or nothing.
You can also install Git dependencies with semver: (Requires npm v5 or newer)
$ npm install 'sindresorhus/chalk#semver:^2.0.0'
Install a specific version of a package
$ npm install [email protected]
List top-level installed packages and their version
$ npm ls --depth=0
Get help docs for a command:
$ npm help <command>
$ npm help install
Standalone version of a package
Quickly get a standalone version of a package that is browserified and usable in the browser.
- https://wzrd.in/standalone/[email protected]
Great for prototyping, but download the file or use Browserify yourself for production.
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