1252748 1252748 - 6 days ago 4
Javascript Question

Private NPM: How can the latest version of a module be installed?

Using private

npm
, common commands seem not to work:


  • npm install
    without a specific
    @version
    :: issue

  • npm outdated
    :: issue

  • npm update
    :: issue

  • npm view <private-package-name> versions
    :: (haven't found issue yet)


    • also note that
      npm v
      ,
      npm show
      , and
      npm info
      are aliases that likewise don't work




Frequently, I will not know the latest version of a private module my team maintains. I would fall back on one of the commands listed above, but they seem inoperative. How can I install a package without knowing the latest version?

Answer

The solution I ultimately arrived at was to use the @* syntax when running the install:

npm install --save my-off_the_hook-module@*

This seems kind of sloppy to me but it does save the latest version of the module in a manner that is, so far as I can tell, equivalent to the more familiar (and my opinion more explicit) @latest syntax.

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