Tom Esterez Tom Esterez - 5 months ago 34
Node.js Question

Is it normal that npm errors are so verbose?

Every time I get an error with npm, It prints about 20 lines of useless Darwin error. For example, if I run

eslint
with
npm run lint
and it detects lint errors, I get this:

/Users/testerez/projects/test/webpack.config.js
11:7 error 'modules' is defined but never used no-unused-vars

✖ 1 problem (1 errors, 0 warnings)


npm ERR! Darwin 15.5.0
npm ERR! argv "/Users/testerez/.nvm/versions/node/v4.4.2/bin/node" "/Users/testerez/.nvm/versions/node/v4.4.2/bin/npm" "run" "lint"
npm ERR! node v4.4.2
npm ERR! npm v3.8.5
npm ERR! code ELIFECYCLE
npm ERR! test@1.0.0 lint: `eslint . --fix`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the test@1.0.0 lint script 'eslint . --fix'.
npm ERR! Make sure you have the latest version of node.js and npm installed.
npm ERR! If you do, this is most likely a problem with the test package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR! eslint . --fix
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
npm ERR! npm bugs test
npm ERR! Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via:
npm ERR! npm owner ls test
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR! /Users/testerez/projects/test/npm-debug.log


I lived with it for months now but I found it noisy and I'm wondering if it's the expected behavior.

running:

node v4.4.2 installed with nvm

npm 3.8.5

on OSX el Capitan

Answer

In fact, it's the expected behavior. A workaround is to use -s or --silent

Here is a discussion about it: https://github.com/npm/npm/issues/5452