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Node.js cheatsheet

Giulia Chiola
Front-end Developer. 👾 Media engineer. ⚡ Facing life one bug at a time. 🔥 Easily bribed with chocolate. 🍫 she/her.
Originally published at giuliachiola.dev ・1 min read

Few commands I found very useful during development.

Command Description
npm list show a tree of every package found in the current folder
npm list -g same as above ^^, but search also in global packages
npm list -g --depth=0 same as above ^^, but do not show every package’s dependencies
npm list [package name] show a tree of every instance found in the current folder of that specific package
npm install install all packages in package.json
npm install [package name] install a package
npm install [package name] --save install a package as dependency
npm install [package name] --save-dev install a package as dev dependency
npm uninstall [package name] uninstall a package
npm install --save username/repo#branch-name-or-commit-or-tag install package from GitHub repository

Alias

Alias Command
npm i npm install
npm i [package name] -D npm install [package name] --save-dev

⚡️ Bonus tip

npm-check is a useful tool to check for outdated, incorrect, and unused dependencies

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