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December 2019

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NAME

npm-uninstall - Remove a package

Synopsis

npm uninstall [<@scope>/]<pkg>[@<version>]... [-S|--save|-D|--save-dev|-O|--save-optional|--no-save]

aliases: remove, rm, r, un, unlink

Description

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:
o -S, --save: Package will be removed from your dependencies.
o -D, --save-dev: Package will be removed from your devDependencies.
o -O, --save-optional: Package will be removed from your optionalDependencies.
o --no-save: Package will not be removed from your package.json file.
Further, if you have an npm-shrinkwrap.json then it will be updated as well.
Scope is optional and follows the usual rules for npm help scope.
Examples:
npm uninstall sax --save
npm uninstall @myorg/privatepackage --save
npm uninstall node-tap --save-dev
npm uninstall dtrace-provider --save-optional
npm uninstall lodash --no-save

See Also

o npm help prune
o npm help install
o npm help folders
o npm help config
o npm help npmrc
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