Npm Command-line Utility¶
npm is two things: first and foremost, it is an online repository for the publishing of open-source Node.js projects; second, it is a command-line utility for interacting with said repository that aids in package installation, version management, and dependency management. A plethora of Node.js libraries and applications are published on npm, and many more are added every day.
Updating Node & npm to Latest Stable Version¶
npm install -g npm
npm cache clean -f npm install -g n n stable
Updating Local Project Packages¶
Navigate to the root directory of your project and ensure it contains a package.json In your project root directory, run:
To test the update, run the
outdated command. There should not be any output.
Updating Globally-Installed Packages¶
To see which global packages need to be updated, on the command line, run:
npm outdated -g --depth=0
To update a single global package, on the command line, run:
npm update -g <package_name>
To update all global packages, on the command line, run:
npm update -g