NPM .bin wrapper
If you're like me and are not a big fan of having global modules installed on your system as a requirement to get up and running with any given project, then you might find this module handy.
This is nothing more than a wrapper (called
npmw) installed on your project root. All it does is to spawn any given command line tool with the
node_modules/.bin directory as part of the
For example, if your project requires
grunt to be installed globally (
-g), you can drop that requirement, and have them as simple
devDependencies on your
package.json and run them as follows:
./npmw gulp myTask
./npmw grunt myTask
Another example is
ionic, which also requires
cordova as a global module. Using
npmw you can simply:
./npmw ionic serve
./npmw ionic platform list
And your project is pretty munch self-contained! Win!
Well, as of the time of this write up,
npm exec does not currently support passing arguments. You should just use that once it does.
npm install npmw --save-dev
This is licensed under the feel-free-to-do-whatever-you-want-to-do license – http://unlicense.org