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re: I Have looked. often the error varies and even more often it’s due to missing files in multiple packages. I’ve found it more effective and efficien...
 

which sounds specific to your situation on a bad internet connection and not a great bit of advice to just push as a general solution. of your four points, i feel like only number 2 is a legit excuse to nuke node_modules so regularly.

Yes, you are spot on that it is based on my experience. I've experienced this in support of 1000+ devs and I agree that's still a small sample size of the overall npm population.

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