This is an article which is going to describe about what is npm and another several additional explanations on the npm itself.
What is npm ?
How to use npm ?
To be able to use npm, a command line interface is definitely needed. A CLI (Command Line Interface) is actually an interface for executing command in the command line or bash prompt such as a terminal. So, the command itself is typed into a bash prompt in a command line interface’s environment. But first of all, make sure that npm is already installed.
How to install npm ?
Installing npm is a necessary before it can be used. To be able to use npm, the installation process generally done by executing the installation command in the command line or in the bash prompt using any available software package manager such as yum, apt, deb, zypper or any other software package manager available exist in the associated operating system.
After successfully installing npm, don’t forget to type ‘npm’ in the command line as shown below :
root@hostname:~# npm Usage: npm
where is one of: access, add-user, adduser, apihelp, author, bin, bugs, c, cache, completion, config, ddp, dedupe, deprecate, dist-tag, dist-tags, docs, edit, explore, faq, find, find-dupes, get, help, help-search, home, i, info, init, install, install-test, issues, it, la, link, list, ll, ln, login, logout, ls, outdated, owner, pack, ping, prefix, prune, publish, r, rb, rebuild, remove, repo, restart, rm, root, run-script, s, se, search, set, show, shrinkwrap, star, stars, start, stop, t, tag, team, test, tst, un, uninstall, unlink, unpublish, unstar, up, update, upgrade, v, verison, version, view, whoami npm -h quick help on npm -l display full usage info npm faq commonly asked questions npm help search for help on npm help npm involved overview Specify configs in the ini-formatted file: /root/.npmrc or on the command line via: npm --key value Config info can be viewed via: npm help config email@example.com /usr/share/npm root@hostname:~#
If it is exist, the following command can also be used to find out the location of npm :
root@hostname:~# which npm /usr/bin/npm You have new mail in /var/mail/root root@hostname:~#