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Quickly checks if top level dependencies are missing or out of date using deps-ok

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Getting Started and Install

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-deps-ok --save-dev


Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.registerTask('default', ['deps-ok', rest of the tasks]);

That's it! Every time grunt runs, it will quickly check if all (normal, dev, peer) top level dependencies are present in the node_modules folder. It will also verify that the installed module versions are greater or equal to the ones declared inside package.json file.

You can configure further by providing options

// Gruntfile.js 
'deps-ok': {
  options: {
    verbose: true,
    force: true // print error message, but pass the task 
    skipBower: false, // do not check bower.json even if exists 
    folder: 'path/to/folder/with/package.json' // options, by default current folder 

There are other modules that check npm dependencies, for example grunt-check-modules. It seems to rely on npm ls command that takes a long time to go through the dependency tree. In my projects, deps_ok step takes less than 100ms, compared to 5-10 seconds for grunt-check-modules.

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