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The directory used by npm for globally installed npm modules.


Install with npm:

$ npm install --save global-modules


var globalModules = require('global-modules');
//=> '/usr/local/lib/node_modules'  

(Note that this path might be different based on OS or user defined configuration settings)


Related projects

  • git-config-path: Resolve the path to the user's local or global .gitconfig. | homepage
  • global-prefix: Get the npm global path prefix. | homepage
  • homedir-polyfill: Node.js os.homedir polyfill for older versions of node.js. | homepage
  • npm-paths: Returns an array of unique "npm" directories based on the user's platform and environment. | [homepage]( "Returns an array of unique "npm" directories based on the user's platform and environment.")


Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.


Commits Contributor
14 jonschlinkert
1 jason-chang
1 Kikobeats

Building docs

(This project's is generated by verb, please don't edit the readme directly. Any changes to the readme must be made in the readme template.)

To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

Running tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test


Jon Schlinkert


Copyright © 2017, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.

This file was generated by verb-generate-readme, v0.6.0, on June 28, 2017.