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       npm - node package manager


       npm <command> [args]



       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.


       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 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.


       See npm help 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 --global or -g on any command to  operate  in  global  mode


       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 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.

              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

              Create an account or log in. Creditials are stored in the user config file.

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


       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

       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.

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

       See npm help config for much much more information.


       Patches welcome!

       code   Read  through  npm  help 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, check the issues list  or
       ask on the mailing list.




       When you find issues, please report them:



       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:// He will no doubt  tell
       you to put the output in a gist or email.


       See npm help changelog


       Isaac  Z.  Schlueter  ::  isaacs  :: @izs ::


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