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    npm(1) -- a JavaScript package manager

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    This is just enough info to get you up and running.

    Much more info will be available via npm help once it's installed.


    You need node v6 or higher to run this program.

    To install an old and unsupported version of npm that works on node v5 and prior, clone the git repo and dig through the old tags and branches.

    npm is configured to use npm, Inc.'s public registry at by default. Use of the npm public registry is subject to terms of use available at

    You can configure npm to use any compatible registry you like, and even run your own registry. Check out the doc on registries.

    Super Easy Install

    npm is bundled with node.

    Windows Computers

    Get the MSI. npm is in it.

    Apple Macintosh Computers

    Get the pkg. npm is in it.

    Other Sorts of Unices

    Run make install. npm will be installed with node.

    If you want a more fancy pants install (a different version, customized paths, etc.) then read on.

    Fancy Install (Unix)

    There's a pretty robust install script at You can download that and run it.

    Here's an example using curl:

    curl -L | sh

    Slightly Fancier

    You can set any npm configuration params with that script:

    npm_config_prefix=/some/path sh

    Or, you can run it in uber-debuggery mode:

    npm_debug=1 sh

    Even Fancier

    Get the code with git. Use make to build the docs and do other stuff. If you plan on hacking on npm, make link is your friend.

    If you've got the npm source code, you can also semi-permanently set arbitrary config keys using the ./configure --key=val ..., and then run npm commands by doing node bin/npm-cli.js <command> <args>. (This is helpful for testing, or running stuff without actually installing npm itself.)

    Windows Install or Upgrade

    Many improvements for Windows users have been made in npm 3 - you will have a better experience if you run a recent version of npm. To upgrade, either use Microsoft's upgrade tool, download a new version of Node, or follow the Windows upgrade instructions in the Installing/upgrading npm post.

    If that's not fancy enough for you, then you can fetch the code with git, and mess with it directly.

    Installing on Cygwin



    So sad to see you go.

    sudo npm uninstall npm -g

    Or, if that fails,

    sudo make uninstall

    More Severe Uninstalling

    Usually, the above instructions are sufficient. That will remove npm, but leave behind anything you've installed.

    If you would like to remove all the packages that you have installed, then you can use the npm ls command to find them, and then npm rm to remove them.

    To remove cruft left behind by npm 0.x, you can use the included script file. You can run it conveniently like this:

    npm explore npm -g -- sh scripts/

    npm uses two configuration files, one for per-user configs, and another for global (every-user) configs. You can view them by doing:

    npm config get userconfig   # defaults to ~/.npmrc 
    npm config get globalconfig # defaults to /usr/local/etc/npmrc 

    Uninstalling npm does not remove configuration files by default. You must remove them yourself manually if you want them gone. Note that this means that future npm installs will not remember the settings that you have chosen.

    More Docs

    Check out the docs.

    You can use the npm help command to read any of them.

    If you're a developer, and you want to use npm to publish your program, you should read this.


    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 find npm people in #npm on or on Twitter. Whoever responds will no doubt tell you to put the output in a gist or email.


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