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Extension to install other extensions with npm

How to install brackets-npm-registry

It's recommended to have node.js or io.js installed.


cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Brackets/extensions/user/
git clone brackets-npm-registry
cd brackets-npm-registry
npm install


cd /D %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\AppData\Roaming\Brackets\extensions\user
git clone brackets-npm-registry
cd brackets-npm-registry
npm install


cd ~/.config/Brackets/extensions/user
git clone brackets-npm-registry
cd brackets-npm-registry
npm install

How to use brackets-npm-registry

You'll get a new icon in the right toolbar to open this extensions registry.


How to upload extensions so the brackets-npm-registry is able to find them

  • package.json needs to have "brackets-extension" defined in "keywords"
  • package.json needs to have "brackets": "<version>" defined in "engines"
  • see sample package.json
  • use npm publish to upload the extension to the npm
  • installation works in the same way npm install does, all dependencies are downloaded and install script is executed

How to hack on brackets-npm-registry

This extension is written in ES6, so you'll need a few handy gulp tasks when doing any modifications to it.

gulp tasks

gulp build - build your ES6 files into ES5 so Brackets is able to run them

gulp watch - watch files for changes and compile them as you work

gulp test - lint your sources with ESLint