Publishes a package to the registry so that it can be installed by name. All
files in the package directory are included if no local .gitignore or
.npmignore file exists. If both files exist and a file is ignored by
.gitignore but not by .npmignore then it will be included. See
developers for full details on what's included in the published package, as well as details on how the package is built.
By default npm will publish to the public registry. This can be overridden by
specifying a different default registry or using a scope in the name (see package.json).
A folder containing a package.json file
A url or file path to a gzipped tar archive containing a single folder
with a package.json file inside.
Registers the published package with the given tag, such that
npm install <name>@<tag> will install this version. By default,
npm publish updates and npm install installs the latest tag. See
npm-dist-tag for details about tags.
Tells the registry whether this package should be published as public or
restricted. Only applies to scoped packages, which default to restricted.
If you don't have a paid account, you must publish with --access public
to publish scoped packages.
If you have two-factor authentication enabled in auth-and-writes mode
then you can provide a code from your authenticator with this. If you
don't include this and you're running from a TTY then you'll be prompted.
As of npm@6, does everything publish would do except actually publishing
to the registry. Reports the details of what would have been published.
Fails if the package name and version combination already exists in
the specified registry.
Once a package is published with a given name and version, that
specific name and version combination can never be used again, even if
it is removed with npm unpublish.
As of npm@5, both a sha1sum and an integrity field with a sha512sum of the
tarball will be submitted to the registry during publication. Subsequent
installs will use the strongest supported algorithm to verify downloads.
Similar to --dry-run see npm pack, which figures out the files to be
included and packs them into a tarball to be uploaded to the registry.