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Fast checking of top level dependencies based on version numbers


Fast checking of top level NPM and Bower dependencies based on version numbers.

NPM info

Build status dependencies devdependencies manpm semantic-release

See grunt-deps-ok for integrating this task into grunt pipeline.


Install as a global tool

npm install -g deps-ok

Install as a project's dependency

npm install --save-dev deps-ok

Use as a global tool

Checks modules until the first module without valid install. Prints first found error and exits with code 1 if one of the top level dependencies is missing or out of date.

// from the package's root folder execute

deps-ok --verbose
// prints declared and installed version numbers

deps-ok --filename path/to/package.json
// checks give package.json (not in this folder)

Checks both dependencies listed in your package.json and bower.json

If deps-ok finds a problem, then run npm install or bower install

Use as 3rd party module

You can use deps-ok from another module

npm install deps-ok --save
var depsOk = require('deps-ok');
var ok = depsOk(process.cwd(), false /* verbose */);

Use with gulp

If you prefer using gulp, you can quickly just add a task

gulp.task('deps-ok', function () {
  var gutil = require('gulp-util');
  var depsOk = require('deps-ok');
  var ok = depsOk(process.cwd(), false /* verbose */);
  if (!ok) {
    gulp.emit('error', new gutil.PluginError('deps-ok', 'Found outdated installs'));
gulp.task('default', ['deps-ok', ...]);


This check will reject packages without "version" property in the package.json file.

Small print

Author: Gleb Bahmutov © 2013

License: MIT - do anything with the code, but don't blame me if it does not work.

Support: if you find any problems with this module, email / tweet / open issue on Github