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Lightweight version of npm-registry-client#get with configurable cache stores.

Lightweight version of npm-registry-client.get() that supports custom cache stores.

I wrote this module because npm-registry-client was missing some features and had others which I didn't need:

  • it didn't allow custom cache stores
  • event though it could load the package info from the cache it did a background update after that
var Client = require('npm-pkginfo'),
// note: the memory store is only for testing / examples 
// in production you should either use the fsStore (see commented lines below) 
// or another custom store 
client = new Client({
  cacheStore: new Client.stores.memory()
// Uncomment below to use the fs cache store 
// client = new Client({ 
//   cacheDir: __dirname + '/cache' 
// }); 
// fetch the request module from NPM 
client.get('request', function(err, info) {
  if (err) { throw err; }
  console.log('Request versions: ', Object.keys(info.versions).join(''));
  // this time it will load the info from the cache, without making any requests to NPM 
  client.get('request', { staleOk: true }, function(err, info) {
    if (err) { throw err; }
    console.log('Request versions: ', Object.keys(info.versions).join(''));

For advanced usage, read the tests.