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NAME

       npm - javascript package manager

SYNOPSIS

         npm <command> [args]

VERSION

       5.8.0

DESCRIPTION

       npm  is the package manager for the Node JavaScript platform.  It puts modules in place so
       that node can find them, and manages dependency conflicts intelligently.

       It is extremely configurable to support a wide variety of use cases.  Most commonly, it is
       used to publish, discover, install, and develop node programs.

       Run npm help to get a list of available commands.

INTRODUCTION

       You probably got npm because you want to install stuff.

       Use  npm  install  blerg  to  install  the  latest version of "blerg".  Check out npm help
       npm-install for more info.  It can do a lot of stuff.

       Use the npm search command to show everything  that's  available.   Use  npm  ls  to  show
       everything you've installed.

DEPENDENCIES

       If  a  package references to another package with a git URL, npm depends on a preinstalled
       git.

       If one of the packages npm tries to install is a native node module and requires compiling
       of  C++ Code, npm will use node-gyp https://github.com/TooTallNate/node-gyp for that task.
       For a Unix system, node-gyp https://github.com/TooTallNate/node-gyp needs Python, make and
       a  buildchain  like  GCC.  On  Windows, Python and Microsoft Visual Studio C++ are needed.
       Python 3 is not supported by node-gyp https://github.com/TooTallNate/node-gyp.   For  more
       information  visit the node-gyp repository https://github.com/TooTallNate/node-gyp and the
       node-gyp Wiki https://github.com/TooTallNate/node-gyp/wiki.

DIRECTORIES

       See npm help 5 npm-folders to learn about where npm puts stuff.

       In particular, npm has two modes of operation:

       · global mode:
         npm installs packages into the install prefix at prefix/lib/node_modules  and  bins  are
         installed in prefix/bin.

       · local mode:
         npm  installs packages into the current project directory, which defaults to the current
         working directory.  Packages are installed to ./node_modules, and bins are installed  to
         ./node_modules/.bin.

       Local  mode  is  the default.  Use -g or --global on any command to operate in global mode
       instead.

DEVELOPER USAGE

       If you're using npm to develop and publish your code, check out the following help topics:

       · json: Make a package.json file.  See npm help 5 package.json.

       · link: For linking your current working code into Node's path, so that you don't have  to
         reinstall every time you make a change.  Use npm link to do this.

       · install:  It's  a  good  idea  to  install  things  if you don't need the symbolic link.
         Especially, installing other peoples code from the registry is done via npm install

       · adduser: Create an account or log in.  Credentials are stored in the user config file.

       · publish: Use the npm publish command to upload your code to the registry.

CONFIGURATION

       npm is extremely configurable.  It reads its configuration options from 5 places.

       · Command line switches:
         Set a config with --key val.  All keys take a value, even  if  they  are  booleans  (the
         config parser doesn't know what the options are at the time of parsing).  If no value is
         provided, then the option is set to boolean true.

       · Environment Variables:
         Set any config by prefixing the name in an environment variable with  npm_config_.   For
         example, export npm_config_key=val.

       · User Configs:
         The file at $HOME/.npmrc is an ini-formatted list of configs.  If present, it is parsed.
         If the userconfig option is set in the cli or env, then that will be used instead.

       · Global Configs:
         The file found at ../etc/npmrc (from the node executable, by default  this  resolves  to
         /usr/local/etc/npmrc)  will be parsed if it is found.  If the globalconfig option is set
         in the cli, env, or user config, then that file is parsed instead.

       · Defaults:
         npm's default configuration options are defined in lib/utils/config-defs.js.  These must
         not be changed.

       See npm help 7 npm-config for much much more information.

CONTRIBUTIONS

       Patches welcome!

       · code:  Read  through  npm help 7 npm-coding-style if you plan to submit code.  You don't
         have to agree with it, but you do have to follow it.

       · docs: If you find an error in the documentation, edit the appropriate markdown  file  in
         the "doc" folder.  (Don't worry about generating the man page.)

       Contributors are listed in npm's package.json file.  You can view them easily by doing npm
       view npm contributors.

       If you would like to contribute, but don't know what to work  on,  read  the  contributing
       guidelines and check the issues list.

       · https://github.com/npm/npm/wiki/Contributing-Guidelines

       · https://github.com/npm/npm/issues

BUGS

       When you find issues, please report them:

       · web: https://github.com/npm/npm/issues

       Be  sure  to  include all of the output from the npm command that didn't work as expected.
       The npm-debug.log file is also helpful to provide.

       You can also look for isaacs in #node.js on irc://irc.freenode.net.  He will no doubt tell
       you to put the output in a gist or email.

AUTHOR

       Isaac  Z.  Schlueter  http://blog.izs.me/  ::  isaacs  https://github.com/isaacs/  :: @izs
       http://twitter.com/izs :: i@izs.me

SEE ALSO

       · npm help help

       · README

       · npm help 5 package.json

       · npm help install

       · npm help config

       · npm help 7 config

       · npm help 5 npmrc

       · npm help 7 index

                                          February 2019                                    NPM(1)