A filesystem that looks like it holds all the node_modules and executables of every npm package
First you need to install FUSE. See this link for more info.
npm install -g npmfs
temporarily mount npmfs
Mount a node_modules folder that (seems to) contain all packages in npm
Now when in your home directory (or any subdirectory) it will seem like every npm package is locally installed.
cd node > typeof(require('dog')) 'object' > typeof(require('cat')) 'function'
Mount a bin folder that (seems to) contain all executables in npm
npmfs --bin ~/bin
Then in another shell
#add the bin folder to our path! PATH=$PATH:~/bin
Now try to run an executable you don't have like
wow. It will automatically install and run it!
First install ndm if you don't already have it.
$ npm install -g ndm
Now install npmfs as a service:
$ ndm install npmfs [?] npmfs node_modules directory: /usr/local/npmfs/node_modules [?] npmfs bin directory: /usr/local/npmfs/bin ... $ ndm start npmfs
permanently add the bin folder to our path
#if on a mac sudo sh -c "echo /usr/local/npmfs/bin > /etc/paths.d/npmfs" #mac only #or on ubuntu (untested) sudo sh -c "echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/npmfs/bin' > /etc/profile.d/npmfs.sh" sudo chmod a+x /etc/profile.d/npmfs.sh
symlink all node_modules
ln -s /usr/local/npmfs/node_modules ~/node_modules
ndm remove npmfs
remove the added paths if they were created
#if on a mac sudo rm /etc/paths.d/npmfs #or on ubuntu (untested) sudo rm /etc/profile.d/npmfss.sh