Remove a package

npm uninstall [<@scope>/]<pkg>[@<version>]... [-S|--save|-D|--save-dev|-O|--save-optional]

aliases: remove, rm, r, un, unlink

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


npm uninstall sax

In global mode (ie, with -g or --global appended to the command), it uninstalls the current package context as a global package.

npm uninstall takes 3 exclusive, optional flags which save or update the package version in your main package.json:

Further, if you have an npm-shrinkwrap.json then it will be updated as well.

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


npm uninstall sax --save
npm uninstall @myorg/privatepackage --save
npm uninstall node-tap --save-dev
npm uninstall dtrace-provider --save-optional

Last modified January 08, 2016           Found a typo? Send a pull request!

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