node package manager


Data Package manager (dpm) library and command line tool

dpm = data package manager

dpm is a library and command line manager for Data Packages.

Note: dpm is provided by a node package named datapackage (not dpm)

dpm is implemented in node, so to install dpm just do:

npm install datapackage -g

To get an overview and list of commands check out the command line help:

dpm --help

You can also use dpm programatically.

var Dpm = require('datapackage);
var dpm = new Dpm(conf);

dpm.install(['mydpkg@0.0.0', 'mydata@1.0.0'], {cache: true}, function(err, dpkgs){
dpm.on('log', console.log); //if you like stuff on stdout

  • v0.7.0: new ckan command
  • v0.6.0: much better validation via v0.2 of datapackage-validate

Previous dpm (python-based) can still be found at