npm-explore - Man Page


npm-explore ā€” Browse an installed package


npm explore <pkg> [ -- <command>]

Note: This command is unaware of workspaces.


Spawn a subshell in the directory of the installed package specified.

If a command is specified, then it is run in the subshell, which then immediately terminates.

This is particularly handy in the case of git submodules in the node_modules folder:

npm explore some-dependency -- git pull origin master

Note that the package is not automatically rebuilt afterwards, so be sure to use npm rebuild <pkg> if you make any changes.


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See Also

  • npm help folders
  • npm help edit
  • npm help rebuild
  • npm help install


July 2021