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
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.
cdnode> 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 macsudo 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 macsudo rm /etc/paths.d/npmfs#or on ubuntu (untested)sudo rm /etc/profile.d/npmfss.sh