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Update a package.json based on globally stored preferences.

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What does updater-package do?

Most updaters do one specific thing. This updater updates package.json in the current working directory using normalize-pkg.

Getting started


Installing the CLI

To run updater-package from the command line, you'll need to install Update globally first. You can do that now with the following command:

$ npm install --global update

This adds the update command to your system path, allowing it to be run from any directory.

Install updater-package

Install this module with the following command:

$ npm install --global updater-package


Make sure your work is committed, then run the updater's default task with the following command:

$ update package

What will happen?

Upon running $ update package command, this updater's default task will update the package.json in the current working directory using the default settings and schema in normalize-pkg.

Learn how to automatically run this updater with the update command.


Visit the documentation for tasks.

Release history



  • fixes how contributors are updated to ensure that any existing contributors (on the package.json contributors array) are retained and merged with the contributors from github's API
  • fixes package.json license when an invalid value exists (from an old bug that has been fixed in verb)


Related projects


Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

Running tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test


Jon Schlinkert


Copyright © 2017, Jon Schlinkert. Released under the MIT License.

This file was generated by verb-generate-readme, v0.6.0, on May 14, 2017.

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