To remove a package from your node_modules directory, use:
npm uninstall <package>:
npm uninstall lodash
To remove it from the dependencies in
package.json, you will need to use the save flag:
npm uninstall --save lodash
Note: if you installed the package as a "devDependency" (i.e. with
--save won't remove it from
package.json. You have to use
--save-dev to uninstall it.
To confirm that
npm uninstall worked correctly, find the
node_modules directory. Be sure that it no longer contains a directory for the package(s) you uninstalled.
You can do this by running:
ls node_moduleson Unix systems such as "OSX"
dir node_moduleson Windows.
Install a package called
lodash. Confirm that it ran successfully by listing the contents of the
node_modules directory and seeing a directory called
npm uninstall. Confirm that it ran successfully by listing the contents of the
node_modules directory and confirming the absence of a directory called
> npm install lodash > dir node_modules # use `ls node_modules` for Unix
#=> lodash > npm uninstall lodash > dir node_modules # use `ls node_modules` for Unix #=>
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