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Audit your machine to generate a list of the npm packages you use most.

faves is a command line tool. Give it a directory and it will find every package.json file that is not inside a node_modules or .git directory. It inspects the dependencies property of each file and keeps a running tally of dependencies. When it's done, a list npm packages names is printed to stdout, sorted by count.

If you run faves without passing a directory argument, it will default to ~. This will probably be a bit slow, but you'll get results for npm project on your machine!


Download node at and install it, if you haven't already.

npm install faves --global


# Audit all top-level package.json files in ~ 
# (ignoring node_modules directories) 
# Audit a specific directory 
audit ~/projects

What are npm's faves?

Here are the results of an audit of all the repos in the organization:


  • findit: walk a directory tree recursively with events
  • lodash: A utility library delivering consistency, customization, performance, & extras.



Generated by package-json-to-readme