An introduction to Node Package Manager ( npm )

What is NPM?

NPM is a Node Package Manager.

The node package manager is the Largest Software Library.

The NPM is an Open Source Platform.

It is CLI (Command Line Interface).

How To Install Node Package Manager (NPM)?



How to Install Node?

Go to Node Website and Install. Click Here

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How To Check Version Of Node And NPM?

Go To CMD or CLI or Terminal And Type

  • node –version OR node -v
  • npm –version OR npm -v

Check Version Of Node And Node Package Manager

NPM Commands

NPM Commands:-

Command NameDefinition
npm-accessAccess controls are set for private packages using this method.

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npm-adduserCreate or verify a user named <username> in the specified registry, and save the credentials in the .npmrc file. If no registry is specified, the default registry will be used (see config).

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npm-auditUsing the audit command, you will submit a description of the dependencies configured in your project to your default registry and ask for a report of known vulnerabilities. The report will contain instructions on how to act on the information. The command will exit with a 0 exit code if there are no known vulnerabilities.

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npm-binPrint the folder where npm will install executables.

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npm-bugsThis command attempts to guess the likely URL of a package’s bug tracker and then attempts to open the bug tracker using the –browser parameter. If a package name is not provided, the command searches for the package.json in the current folder and uses the name property.

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npm-buildIt is called by npm link and npm install. It should generally be run during installation, but if you need to run it directly, run

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npm-bundleBecause the default behavior is now to install packages into the local space, the npm bundle command has been removed in version 1.0.

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npm-cacheThis command is primarily intended to be used internally by npm, but it can also be used explicitly to add data to the installation cache. clean: Delete all the data in the cache folder. verify: Verify the contents of the cache folder.

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npm-doctornpm doctor runs a series of checks to make sure that your npm installation is properly set up to manage your JavaScript packages. npm is mostly a standalone tool, but it does have some basic requirements:

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npm-editSelects a (sub)dependency in the current working directory and opens the package folder in the default editor (or whatever you’ve configured as the npm editor config – see npm-config.)After it has been edited, the package is rebuilt so as to pick up any changes in compiled packages. For instance, you can do npm install to connect to install connect into your package, and then npm edit connect to make a few changes to your locally installed copy.

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npm-starMark Your Favorite Packages

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npm-starsView packages marked as favorites

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npm-startIt is used for the Start a Project or Run a Project

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npm-initnpm, init <initializer> can be used to set up a new or existing npm package.

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npm-install OR
npm i
Install a package

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npm-uninstallRemove Package

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More Commands …

NPM Alternatives:-

  • Ninite
  • NuGet
  • JFrog Artifactory
  • Helix Core
  • Github Package Registry
  • Nexus Repository Manager
  • ProGet
  • Chocolate

Difference Between Node Package Manager And Yarn:-

Node Package Manager:-

Each ‘npm install’ command fetches dependencies from the npm registry.


During yarn add yarn stores dependencies locally, and fetches from the disk if the dependency is present locally (with the specific version).

Node Package Manager

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