pac

pack your node_modules as *.tgz files for version control and easy deploys

node-pac

Pack your node_modules as *.tgz files for version control and easy deploys

Because commiting the node_modules into source control sucks. It kills diffs and makes code reviews difficult.

Read more in my blog post.

npm install -g pac

  Usage: pac [options] [packageName ...]
 
  Options:
 
    -h, --help             output usage information
    -i, install            Install packages
    -P, --production       Install/Pack production packages
    -s, --strategy [type]  Uses specified strategy [npm|bower] to install/pack
                           packages. Default is "npm".
    -v, --verbose          Logs out verbose log messages
 
  Examples:
 
    $ pac -P install
    $ pac grunt
    $ pac -s bower install
    $ pac -s bower angular

From a command prompt, run pac from your project's root directory.

You'll see a new .modules directory that contains gzipped tarballs of your dependencies. When deploying, you can use pac to install the modules:

mkdir -p node_modules
pac install
npm rebuild