node package manager


C package manager


Package manager for the C programming language.

$ npm install -g visionmedia/cpm

Basically the lazy-man's copy / paste, promoting smaller C utilities, also serving as a nice way to discover these sort of libraries, from my experience they are scattered all over the web and discovery is relatively poor. The wiki listing of packages acts as the "registry" and populates the cpm-search(1) results.

cpm(1) is not a package manager for an end-user experience, for example it currently has no concept of dependencies etc, you should use cpm(1) to fetch these files for you and check them into your repository, the end-user and contributors will not require cpm(1).

Usage: cpm [options] [command]
  install <pkg>          install the given package(s)
  help [cmd]             display help for [cmd]
  -h, --help     output usage information
  -V, --version  output the version number

Install a few dependencies to ./deps:

$ cpm install visionmedia/ms.c visionmedia/commander.c

Install them to ./src instead:

$ cpm install visionmedia/ms.c visionmedia/commander.c -o src

Install some executables:

$ cpm install visionmedia/mon visionmedia/every visionmedia/watch

Once again with brace expansion, you do love brace expansion right? ;)

$ cpm install visionmedia/{mon,every,watch}

Example of a package.json explicitly listing the source:

  "name": "term",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "repo": "visionmedia/term.c",
  "description": "Terminal ansi escape goodies",
  "keywords": ["terminal", "term", "tty", "ansi", "escape", "colors", "console"],
  "license": "MIT",
  "src": ["src/term.c", "src/term.h"]

Example of a package.json for an executable:

  "name": "mon",
  "version": "1.1.1",
  "repo": "visionmedia/mon",
  "description": "Simple process monitoring",
  "keywords": ["process", "monitoring", "monitor", "availability"],
  "license": "MIT",
  "install": "make install"