An npm registry proxy that uses your npm cache to retrieve modules, allowing for offline access to any modules you've previously installed pretty much ever.
Super useful when you're moving around a lot and don't always have internet readily available – i.e. when travelling, or at events such as CampJS. It's nice to not need a decent WiFi connection to start a new project.
Install globally using the following:
$ npm install -g npm-offline
Then you can boot up the proxy server using your newly installed
The final step is to point npm to use this registry instead of the default
registry.npmjs.org. You don't want to do this permanently, or you'll never
get up-to-date module versions. But by using npmrc
you can quickly switch between registries. If you're not familiar with it,
you can get a basic setup like so:
npm install -g npmrcmkdir -p ~/.npmrcscat ~/.npmrc > ~/.npmrcs/defaultcat ~/.npmrc > ~/.npmrcs/localnpmrc localnpm config set registry
You can now switch between the local registry and the remote one using a single command:
npmrc local # use local modulesnpmrc default # use the US registry
This is the same approach advised when using the Australian/European npm mirrors and internal private registries, so it's worth familiarising yourself with it :)
If, for whatever reason, you want to include npm-offline as part of a larger web server you can easily do so.
Creates a route for proxying requests: where
cache is your npm cache
var offline =var express =var npmconf =var app =npmconf
MIT. See LICENSE.md for details.