You can remove a package from your node_modules directory using
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, check to see that the
node_modules directory exists, but that it does not contain a directory for the package(s) you uninstalled. You can do this by running
ls node_modules on Unix systems, e.g. "OSX", "Debian", or
dir node_modules on 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 > ls node_modules # use `dir` for Windows #=> lodash > npm uninstall lodash > ls node_modules #=>
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