npm-uninstall - Man Page

Name

npm-uninstall ā€” Remove a package

Synopsis

npm uninstall [<@scope>/]<pkg>[@<version>]... [-S|--save|--no-save]

aliases: remove, rm, r, un, unlink

Description

This uninstalls a package, completely removing everything npm installed on its behalf.

It also removes the package from the dependencies, devDependencies, optionalDependencies, and peerDependencies objects in your package.json.

Futher, if you have an npm-shrinkwrap.json or package-lock.json, npm will update those files as well.

--no-save will tell npm not to remove the package from your package.json, npm-shrinkwrap.json, or package-lock.json files.

--save or -S will tell npm to remove the package from your package.json, npm-shrinkwrap.json, and package-lock.json files. This is the default, but you may need to use this if you have for instance save=false in your npmrc file

In global mode (ie, with -g or --global appended to the command), it uninstalls the current package context as a global package. --no-save is ignored in this case.

Scope is optional and follows the usual rules for npm help scope.

Examples

npm uninstall sax

sax will no longer be in your package.json, npm-shrinkwrap.json, or package-lock.json files.

npm uninstall lodash --no-save

lodash will not be removed from your package.json, npm-shrinkwrap.json, or package-lock.json files.

Configuration

<!-- AUTOGENERATED CONFIG DESCRIPTIONS START --> <!-- automatically generated, do not edit manually -->

save

  • Default: true
  • Type: Boolean

Save installed packages to a package.json file as dependencies.

When used with the npm rm command, removes the dependency from package.json.

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.

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. <!-- AUTOGENERATED CONFIG DESCRIPTIONS END -->

See Also

  • npm help prune
  • npm help install
  • npm help folders
  • npm help config
  • npm help npmrc

Info

July 2021