Manish Kumar Manish Kumar - 5 months ago 30
Node.js Question

how to uninstall npm modules in node js?

As commonly known, any npm module can be installed by running a simple command:

npm install <module_name>
.

I have installed a few modules that I do not use anymore and I just want to get them off. I have a few questions regarding this:


  • Do we have any command or process to uninstall a module from the root (something like
    npm uninstall <module_name>
    )
    or will simply removing the module files do?

  • How does it affect us if we keep the unused modules?


Answer

The command is simply npm uninstall <name>

The nodejs documents https://npmjs.org/doc/ have all the commands that you need to know with npm :)

A local install will be in the node_modules/ directory of your application. This won't affect the application if a module remains there with no references to it.

If you're removing a global package however, any applications referencing it will crash.

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