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Remove a package

npm uninstall [@<scope>/]<package> [--save|--save-dev|--save-optional]
npm rm (with any of the previous argument usage)

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

Example:

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:

Scope is optional and follows the usual rules for npm-scope(7).

Examples:

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

Last modified July 16, 2015           Found a typo? Send a pull request!

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