Now that the package is up and running, I'd like to change it a bit. I'd like to change the name, for example. Something like
npx rossanodan would be far better!
I also noted the
README is wrong!!!
Honestly, I don't have a clue about how to rename a npm package so I searched on Google and I found this https://stackoverflow.com/questions/28371669/renaming-a-published-npm-module
In simple words no you can't. But npm provides you a different solution called
What it does is it marks a particular version or version ranges of that package as deprecated. So next if someone tries to install this package they get a warning package deprecated along with your custom message, in which you can easily specify your new package name.
npm deprecate my-package-name@"< latest-version" "your message"
Your message can be any thing like:
WARNING: This project has been renamed to your-new-package-name. Install using new-package-name instead.
So I run
npm deprecate rossanodan-card@"< 1.1.0" "This project has been renamed to rossanodan. Install using npx rossanodan instead."
I want to check the deprecation, so I run
npm uninstall rossanodan-card npx rossanodan-card
Nothing changed, it works like before.
Things get interesting. Since no one should depends on my package, I dediced to unpublish it.
I export the
NPM_TOKEN once again (I didn't save it into my
export NPM_TOKEN=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX // use your token here
I had an authentication issue.. I need to login again! I run
npm adduser and this prompts
Username: YOUR NPM USERNAME Password: YOUR NPM PASSWORD Email: (this IS public) YOUR NPM EMAIL // If everything is correct Logged in as YOUR USERNAME on https://registry.npmjs.org/.
It's time to unpublish
npm unpublish rossanodan-card --force
The packages section is now empty, hurray!!! Now i can create a new npm package with the new name.
I will reuse the same repository, I don't need creating a new one. It's enough reworking the
package.json and editing the information I want to change.
The new package is available at https://www.npmjs.com/package/rossanodan