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Get the npm global path prefix.


Install with npm:

$ npm install --save global-prefix

This is partially based on the code used by npm internally to resolve the global prefix.


var prefix = require('global-prefix');
//=> '/usr/local' (this path will differ by system and user-defined config) 


Related projects

  • global-modules: The directory used by npm for globally installed npm modules. | homepage
  • global-paths: Returns an array of unique "global" directories based on the user's platform and environment. The… more | [homepage]( "Returns an array of unique "global" directories based on the user's platform and environment. The resulting paths can be used for doing lookups for generators or other globally installed npm packages. Node.js / JavaScript.")


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


Commits Contributor
16 jonschlinkert
15 doowb
1 rmbaad
1 avengerpenguin
1 jason-chang
1 jorrit
1 mathiasvr
1 tunnckoCore

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.