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    npm version license CI - libnpmdiff The registry diff lib.

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    const libdiff = require('libnpmdiff')
    const patch = await libdiff([


    diff --git a/package.json b/package.json
    index v1.1.0..v1.1.1 100644
    --- a/package.json	
    +++ b/package.json	
    @@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
       "name": "abbrev",
    -  "version": "1.1.0",
    +  "version": "1.1.1",
       "description": "Like ruby's abbrev module, but in js",
       "author": "Isaac Z. Schlueter <>",
       "main": "abbrev.js",


    $ npm install libnpmdiff


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    > libnpmdif([ a, b ], [opts]) -> Promise<String>

    Fetches the registry tarballs and compare files between a spec a and spec b. npm spec types are usually described in <pkg-name>@<version> form but multiple other types are alsos supported, for more info on valid specs take a look at npm-package-arg.


    • color <Boolean>: Should add ANSI colors to string output? Defaults to false.
    • tagVersionPrefix <Sring>: What prefix should be used to define version numbers. Defaults to v
    • diffUnified <Number>: How many lines of code to print before/after each diff. Defaults to 3.
    • diffFiles <Array<String>>: If set only prints patches for the files listed in this array (also accepts globs). Defaults to undefined.
    • diffIgnoreAllSpace <Boolean>: Whether or not should ignore changes in whitespace (very useful to avoid indentation changes extra diff lines). Defaults to false.
    • diffNameOnly <Boolean>: Prints only file names and no patch diffs. Defaults to false.
    • diffNoPrefix <Boolean>: If true then skips printing any prefixes in filenames. Defaults to false.
    • diffSrcPrefix <String>: Prefix to be used in the filenames from a. Defaults to a/.
    • diffDstPrefix <String>: Prefix to be used in the filenames from b. Defaults to b/.
    • diffText <Boolean>: Should treat all files as text and try to print diff for binary files. Defaults to false.
    • ...cache, registry, where and other common options accepted by pacote

    Returns a Promise that fullfils with a String containing the resulting patch diffs.

    Throws an error if either a or b are missing or if trying to diff more than two specs.




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