W3cubDocs

/npm

npm-explore

Browse an installed package

Synopsis

npm explore <pkg> [ -- <command>]

Note: This command is unaware of workspaces.

Description

Spawn a subshell in the directory of the installed package specified.

If a command is specified, then it is run in the subshell, which then immediately terminates.

This is particularly handy in the case of git submodules in the node_modules folder:

npm explore some-dependency -- git pull origin master

Note that the package is not automatically rebuilt afterwards, so be sure to use npm rebuild <pkg> if you make any changes.

Configuration

shell

  • Default: SHELL environment variable, or "bash" on Posix, or "cmd.exe" on Windows
  • Type: String

The shell to run for the npm explore command.

See Also

© npm, Inc. and Contributors
Licensed under the npm License.
npm is a trademark of npm, Inc.
https://docs.npmjs.com/cli/v8/commands/npm-explore