npm-cache is a command line utility that caches dependencies installed via
It is useful for build processes that run
[npm|bower|composer|jspm] install every time as part of their
build process. Since dependencies don't change often, this often means slower build times.
helps alleviate this problem by caching previously installed dependencies on the build machine.
npm-cache can be a drop-in replacement for any build script that runs
When you run
npm-cache install [npm|bower|jspm|composer], it first looks for
composer.json in the current working directory depending on which dependency manager is requested.
It then calculates the MD5 hash of the configuration file and looks for a filed named
.tar.gz in the cache directory ($HOME/.package_cache by default). If the file does not
npm-cache uses the system's installed dependency manager to install the dependencies. Once the
dependencies are installed,
npm-cache tars the newly downloaded dependencies and stores them in the
cache directory. The next time
npm-cache runs and sees the same config file, it will find the tarball
in the cache directory and untar the dependencies in the current working directory.
npm install -g npm-cache
To specify arguments to each dependency manager, add the arguments after listing the dependency manager.
For example, to install bower components with the
--allow-root option, and composer with the
npm-cache install bower --allow-root composer --dry-run
npm-cache install # try to install npm, bower, and composer componentsnpm-cache install bower # install only bower componentsnpm-cache install bower npm # install bower and npm componentsnpm-cache install bower --allow-root composer --dry-run # install bower with allow-root, and composer with --dry-runnpm-cache install --cacheDirectory /home/cache/ bower # install components using /home/cache as cache directorynpm-cache install --forceRefresh bower # force installing dependencies from package manager without cachenpm-cache install --noArchive npm # installs dependencies and caches them without compressingnpm-cache clean # cleans out all cached files in cache directory
Though I have a busy day job, I will do my best to add simple feature requests and merge PRs as soon as I can. I know this package is not following many of today's best practices (namely TESTS, a proper branching strategy, and more), but I hope you still find it useful.
Important: Please submit all pull requests to the branch feature/pull-requests