npm-prefix - Man Page

Name

npm-prefix ā€” Display prefix

Synopsis

npm prefix [-g]

Note: This command is unaware of workspaces.

Description

Print the local prefix to standard output. This is the closest parent directory to contain a package.json file or node_modules directory, unless -g is also specified.

If -g is specified, this will be the value of the global prefix. See npm help config for more detail.

Example

npm prefix
/usr/local/projects/foo
npm prefix -g
/usr/local

Configuration

global

  • Default: false
  • Type: Boolean

Operates in "global" mode, so that packages are installed into the prefix folder instead of the current working directory. See npm help folders for more on the differences in behavior.

  • packages are installed into the {prefix}/lib/node_modules folder, instead of the current working directory.
  • bin files are linked to {prefix}/bin
  • man pages are linked to {prefix}/share/man

See Also

  • npm help root
  • npm help bin
  • npm help folders
  • npm help config
  • npm help npmrc

Info

July 2022