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Remove unused npm modules from package.json

Depcheck is a tool for analyzing the dependencies in a project to see: how each dependency is used, which dependencies are useless, and which dependencies are unused from package.json. To identify the unused package, just run npx depcheck in the project root directory.

> npx depcheck


npx: installed 146 in 88.761s
Unused dependencies
* express-validator
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Next step is to uninstall the npm packages using npm uninstall command.

npm uninstall express-validator
npm WARN retina-backend@1.0.0 No repository field.
npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: fsevents@2.1.2 (node_modules/fsevents):
npm WARN notsup SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: Unsupported platform for fsevents@2.1.2: wanted {"os":"darwin","arch":"any"} (current: {"os":"linux","arch":"x64"})

removed 2 packages and audited 626 packages in 12.337s

24 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

found 24150 vulnerabilities (24147 low, 3 high)
  run `npm audit fix` to fix them, or `npm audit` for details
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name cannot be blank • Edited on

so i created this script to remove ALL UNUSED deps, (works in unix): dev.to/guhkun13/comment/1eak1

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Debmallya Bhattacharya

It's not really 100% accurate. Firstly, it lists all devDependencies as unused. Secondly, it listed @nrwl/angular and tslib as unused in an Nx+Angular project, both of which are required.

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Ángel Quiroz • Edited on

Exactly, is like build process deps resolutions, the tool works for me for solve a deps conflict with husky and older versions of redux-devtools, my point its this tools works in many use cases.
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