Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Installing npm node_modules into custom location

> npm install --prefix <custom directory path>

> npm install  --prefix C:\MyInstallations

With this, node_modules will be created in C:\MyInstallations folder.

For reference, nice content from stack overflow.


You can do this by using the --prefix flag and the --global* flag.
pje@friendbear:~/foo $ npm install bower -g --prefix ./vendor/node_modules
bower@0.7.0 /Users/pje/foo/vendor/node_modules/bower
*Even though this is a "global" installation, installed bins won't be accessible through the command line unless ~/foo/vendor/node_modules exists in PATH.


Every configurable attribute of npm can be set in any of six different places. In order of priority:
  • Command-Line Flags: --prefix ./vendor/node_modules
  • Environment Variables: NPM_CONFIG_PREFIX=./vendor/node_modules
  • User Config File: $HOME/.npmrc or userconfig param
  • Global Config File: $PREFIX/etc/npmrc or userconfig param
  • Built-In Config File: path/to/npm/itself/npmrc
  • Default Config: node_modules/npmconf/config-defs.js
By default, locally-installed packages go into ./node_modules. global ones go into the prefix config variable (/usr/local by default).
You can run npm config list to see your current config and npm config edit to change it.


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