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Node.js : Updating NPM and packages

rajeshkumaryadavdotcom profile image RajeshKumarYadav.com Updated on ・1 min read

Since npm itself is a Node.js module, it can be updated using itself.
If OS is Windows must be running command prompt as Admin

npm install -g npm@latest
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If you want to check for updated versions you can do:

npm outdated
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In order to update a specific package:

npm update <package name>
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This will update the package to the latest version according to the restrictions in package.json

In case you also want to lock the updated version in package.json:

npm update <package name> --save
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