If you need to mass download NPM packages for any reason (Like an offline storage) this is the package your looking for. The downloader downloads the specified packages as a tarball, ready to be used with npm storage solutions such as Sinopia.
- Does not require NPM or Sinopia
$ npm install -g npm-package-downloader
The package allows you to download any number of packages, their dependencies, dev-dependencies and offers verity of options, you can view them all using:
$ npmDownload -h -p, --packages [packages] A list of space separated [packages]. -d, --dependencies Download dependencies. -e, --devDependencies Download dev dependencies. -a, --allVersions Download all versions of each package. -o, --output [directory] The output [directory]. -7, --zipIt 7Zips the downloaded files.
For example, to download the latest version of
grunt, version 1.0.0 of
bower and their dependencies just type:
$ npmDownload -p "firstname.lastname@example.org grunt" -d -o C:\myStorage
Or using full option notation:
$ npmDownload --packages "email@example.com grunt" --dependencies --output C:\myStorage
When using the dependencies flag the downloader will download every dependency of each package and every dependency of each dependency... and so on, until there is no more needed dependencies.
See Dependencies ^^
When using the allVersions flag, the downloader will download EVERY version of each package and every version of each dependency. This could take a while, so be wary.
The downloader can package the the downloader files for you using 7-zip, this will create a a
.7z file in the specified output directory.