Stop a package

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npm stop [-- <args>]


This runs a predefined command specified in the "stop" property of a package's "scripts" object.

Unlike with npm start, there is no default script that will run if the "stop" property is not defined.


"scripts": {
"stop": "node bar.js"
npm stop
> npm@x.x.x stop
> node bar.js
(bar.js output would be here)



  • Default: false
  • Type: Boolean

If true, npm does not run scripts specified in package.json files.

Note that commands explicitly intended to run a particular script, such as npm start, npm stop, npm restart, npm test, and npm run-script will still run their intended script if ignore-scripts is set, but they will not run any pre- or post-scripts.


  • Default: '/bin/sh' on POSIX systems, 'cmd.exe' on Windows
  • Type: null or String

The shell to use for scripts run with the npm exec, npm run and npm init <package-spec> commands.

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