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npm-uninstall

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 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.

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