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Name

npm-prune — Remove extraneous packages

Synopsis

npm prune [[<@scope>/]<pkg>...] [--production] [--dry-run] [--json]

Description

This command removes "extraneous" packages.  If a package name is provided, then only packages matching one of the supplied names are removed.

Extraneous packages are those present in the node_modules folder that are not listed as any package's dependency list.

If the --production flag is specified or the NODE_ENV environment variable is set to production, this command will remove the packages specified in your devDependencies. Setting --no-production will negate NODE_ENV being set to production.

If the --dry-run flag is used then no changes will actually be made.

If the --json flag is used, then the changes npm prune made (or would have made with --dry-run) are printed as a JSON object.

In normal operation, extraneous modules are pruned automatically, so you'll only need this command with the --production flag.  However, in the real world, operation is not always "normal".  When crashes or mistakes happen, this command can help clean up any resulting garbage.

Configuration

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omit

  • Default: 'dev' if the NODE_ENV environment variable is set to 'production', otherwise empty.
  • Type: "dev", "optional", or "peer" (can be set multiple times)

Dependency types to omit from the installation tree on disk.

Note that these dependencies are still resolved and added to the package-lock.json or npm-shrinkwrap.json file. They are just not physically installed on disk.

If a package type appears in both the --include and --omit lists, then it will be included.

If the resulting omit list includes 'dev', then the NODE_ENV environment variable will be set to 'production' for all lifecycle scripts. <!-- automatically generated, do not edit manually --> <!-- see lib/utils/config/definitions.js -->

dry-run

  • Default: false
  • Type: Boolean

Indicates that you don't want npm to make any changes and that it should only report what it would have done. This can be passed into any of the commands that modify your local installation, eg, install, update, dedupe, uninstall, as well as pack and publish.

Note: This is NOT honored by other network related commands, eg dist-tags, owner, etc. <!-- automatically generated, do not edit manually --> <!-- see lib/utils/config/definitions.js -->

json

  • Default: false
  • Type: Boolean

Whether or not to output JSON data, rather than the normal output.

  • In npm pkg set it enables parsing set values with JSON.parse() before saving them to your package.json.

Not supported by all npm commands. <!-- automatically generated, do not edit manually --> <!-- see lib/utils/config/definitions.js -->

workspace

  • Default:
  • Type: String (can be set multiple times)

Enable running a command in the context of the configured workspaces of the current project while filtering by running only the workspaces defined by this configuration option.

Valid values for the workspace config are either:

  • Workspace names
  • Path to a workspace directory
  • Path to a parent workspace directory (will result to selecting all of the nested workspaces)

When set for the npm init command, this may be set to the folder of a workspace which does not yet exist, to create the folder and set it up as a brand new workspace within the project.

This value is not exported to the environment for child processes. <!-- automatically generated, do not edit manually --> <!-- see lib/utils/config/definitions.js -->

workspaces

  • Default: false
  • Type: Boolean

Enable running a command in the context of all the configured workspaces.

This value is not exported to the environment for child processes. <!-- automatically generated, do not edit manually --> <!-- see lib/utils/config/definitions.js -->

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See Also

  • npm help uninstall
  • npm help folders
  • npm help ls

Info

September 2021