npm-help man page

npm-help — Get help on npm


npm help <term> [<terms..>]


If supplied a topic, then show the appropriate documentation page.

If the topic does not exist, or if multiple terms are provided, then run the help-search command to find a match.  Note that, if help-search finds a single subject, then it will run help on that topic, so unique matches are equivalent to specifying a topic name.



  • Default: "man" on Posix, "browser" on Windows

  • Type: path

The program to use to view help content.

Set to "browser" to view html help content in the default web browser.

See Also

  • npm help npm


  • npm help 5 folders

  • npm help config

  • npm help 7 config

  • npm help 5 npmrc

  • npm help 5 package.json

  • npm help help-search

  • npm help 7 index


November 2016