One of the problems with using semver ranges is that you can inadvertently end up with a newer version of one of your dependencies, which can in turn break things. This is where you get into the argument between co-workers "Well, it works on my machine!".
This module is meant to help identify what's different between the version
package.json is asking for, and what is actually installed. By highlighting the version difference between what you have installed, and what you thought you had installed, you can narrow down what package, and what version introduced the breaking change.
$ npm install -g pkg-version
$ pkg-version [<folder>] [<options>]
- <folder>: A folder containing a package.json file (defaults to current directory).
-aInclude all dependencies (default).
-sInclude all dependencies that appear in
-dInclude all dependencies that appear in
-pInclude all dependencies that appear in
Show dependencies for a package and highlight version differences.
$ pkg-versionPackage Wanted Actualbabel ^5.5.8 5.8.3babel-core ^5.5.6 5.8.3babel-eslint ^3.1.23 3.1.24babel-loader ^5.1.4 5.3.2eslint ^0.24.1 0.24.1karma ^0.12.36 0.12.37karma-chrome-launcher ^0.1.12 0.1.12karma-cli 0.0.4 0.0.4karma-firefox-launcher ^0.1.6 0.1.6karma-mocha ^0.1.10 0.1.10karma-sourcemap-loader ^0.3.5 0.3.5karma-webpack ^1.5.1 1.6.0mocha ^2.2.5 2.2.5webpack ^1.9.10 1.10.1webpack-dev-server ^1.9.0 1.10.1