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npm-help

Get help on npm

Synopsis

npm help <term> [<terms..>]

Note: This command is unaware of workspaces.

Description

If supplied a topic, then show the appropriate documentation page.

If the topic does not exist, or if multiple terms are provided, then npm will run the help-search command to find a match. Note that, if help-search finds a single subject, then it will run help on that topic, so unique matches are equivalent to specifying a topic name.

Configuration

viewer

  • Default: "man" on Posix, "browser" on Windows
  • Type: String

The program to use to view help content.

Set to "browser" to view html help content in the default web browser.

See Also

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Licensed under the npm License.
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https://docs.npmjs.com/cli/v8/commands/npm-help