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    npm - a JavaScript package manager

    Requirements

    • Node.js v10 or higher must be installed to run this program

    Installation

    npm comes bundled with node, & most third-party distributions, by default. Officially supported downloads/distributions can be found at: nodejs.org/en/download

    Direct Download

    You can download & install npm directly from npmjs.com using our custom install.sh script:

    curl -qL https://www.npmjs.com/install.sh | sh

    Node Version Managers

    If you're looking to manage multiple versions of node &/or npm, consider using a "Node Version Manager" such as:

    Usage

    npm <command>

    Links & Resources

    • Documentation - Official docs & how-tos for all things npm
      • Note: you can also search docs locally with npm help-search <query>
    • Bug Tracker - Search or submit bugs against the CLI
    • Roadmap - Track & follow along with our public roadmap
    • Feedback - Contribute ideas & discussion around the npm registry, website & CLI
    • RFCs - Contribute ideas & specifications for the API/design of the npm CLI
    • Service Status - Monitor the current status & see incident reports for the website & registry
    • Project Status - See the health of all our maintained OSS projects in one view
    • Events Calendar - Keep track of our Open RFC calls, releases, meetups, conferences & more
    • Support - Experiencing problems with the npm website or registry? File a ticket here

    Acknowledgments

    • npm is configured to use the npm Public Registry at https://registry.npmjs.org by default; Usage of this registry is subject to Terms of Use available at https://npmjs.com/policies/terms
    • You can configure npm to use any other compatible registry you prefer. You can read more about configuring third-party registries here

    FAQ on Branding

    Is it "npm" or "NPM" or "Npm"?

    npm should never be capitalized unless it is being displayed in a location that is customarily all-capitals (ex. titles on man pages).

    Is "npm" an acronym for "Node Package Manager"?

    Contrary to popular belief, npm is not in fact an acronym for "Node Package Manager"; It is a recursive bacronymic abbreviation for "npm is not an acronym" (if the project was named "ninaa", then it would be an acronym). The precursor to npm was actually a bash utility named "pm", which was the shortform name of "pkgmakeinst" - a bash function that installed various things on various platforms. If npm were to ever have been considered an acronym, it would be as "node pm" or, potentially "new pm".

    Install

    npm i npm

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    2,029,844

    Version

    7.20.3

    License

    Artistic-2.0

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    12 MB

    Total Files

    2452

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