yarn (2 Part Series)
yarn global helps us manage global npm packages, which is especially useful for CLI tools. How does it work?
By default, it will create a directory at
~/.config/yarn/global (on OSX and non-root Linux), and if you enter the directory, you will find its structure like this:
package.json, all global packages are defined as
dependencies, just like what you are familiar with in a normal JS/TS project.
In this directory, you can do whatever you would normally do, like
yarn upgrade-interactive, etc.
The key point that makes
yarn global different is that it handles the binaries by creating symlinks in the directory you specify with
--prefix option. On OSX and non-root Linux, the default prefix is
/usr/local, which means the binaries will be symlinked to
/usr/local/bin, which is usually in the enviroment variable
$PATH. So if you prefer using a custom directory for symlinks, do make sure that the directory is in