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Node.js Question

How to change the npm prefix without config?

I accidentally changed the npm prefix to a place that doesn't exist. Is there a configuration file I can access that would allow me to change this back?

The only options I can think of are:


  1. Completely Uninstall Node (npm not responding after changing the prefix)

  2. I guess I could create the directories that don't exist and move the npm files there.



But it seems like there should be a config file I can change somewhere, right?

Answer

prefix can be defined per-install and other commands using --prefix, but as a global setting it is in ~/.npmrc. You can remove / edit it directly in that file.

You can also use npm config set prefix $value, or npm config delete prefix if you prefer.

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