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An npm registry follower that stores package mata data in a flumedb and offers a query CLI.

Note: this requires a lot of bandwidth and disk space (~6GB at the time of writing)


npm i -g npmq
npmq server path/to/where/you/want/the/db/to/be/created
# in a new terminal: 
npmq -h

Some examples

npmq whois isaacs
npmq whatDoTheyUse substack domictarr maxogden # most popular packages among a group
npmq repo ssb # all packages with repo URLs starting with "ssb"
npmq size scuttlebot --transitive --dev # size of scuttlebot tarball plus tarball size of all its transitive dependencies including top-level dev dependencies.

Output is double-newline-separated JSON.