To get more information about an npm command, enter the following command in your terminal (replace
term with the command you want more information on):
npm help term
As an example, if you wanted to learn more about the
npm install command, you would enter the following command in your terminal:
npm help install
After entering the above command, you should see something similar to the following in your terminal:
NPM-INSTALL(1) NAME npm-install - Install a package SYNOPSIS npm install (with no args, in package dir) npm install [<@scope>/]<name> npm install [<@scope>/]<name>@<tag> npm install [<@scope>/]<name>@<version> npm install [<@scope>/]<name>@<version range> npm install <git-host>:<git-user>/<repo-name> npm install <git repo url> npm install <tarball file> npm install <tarball url> npm install <folder> aliases: npm i, npm add common options: [-P|--save-prod|-D|--save-dev|-O|--save-optional] [-E|--save-exact] [-B|--save-bundle] [--no-save] [--dry-run] DESCRIPTION This command installs a package, and any packages that it depends on. If the package has a package-lock or shrinkwrap file, the installation of dependencies will be :
You can use the arrow keys to scroll up or down through the information. To exit this information screen, press the Q key on your keyboard.
npm help install in your terminal.
npm-help on the npm Documentation website