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Doesn't npm intelligently link already-installed-elsewhere modules? If so, deleting node-modules folders might be detrimental.

Edit: whoops! I was wrong about this one, sorry gang. Maybe I got it confused with Yarn or some other package managers? If anyone knows more about this, that'd be awesome; I feel bad about having loads of copies of the same module at multiple locations on my system.

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Patrick Hund

That's the first time I'm hearing this. To my knowledge, every npm project has its own node_modules directory and every package dependency is installed per project. Do you have a link that documents what you are suggesting?

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Michael Adsit

This was my first time hearing this as well. I know that pnpm is meant to do so.

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