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npm-prefix

Display prefix

Synopsis

npm prefix [-g]

Note: This command is unaware of workspaces.

Description

Print the local prefix to standard output. This is the closest parent directory to contain a package.json file or node_modules directory, unless -g is also specified.

If -g is specified, this will be the value of the global prefix. See npm config for more detail.

Example

npm prefix
/usr/local/projects/foo
npm prefix -g
/usr/local

Configuration

global

  • Default: false
  • Type: Boolean

Operates in "global" mode, so that packages are installed into the prefix folder instead of the current working directory. See folders for more on the differences in behavior.

  • packages are installed into the {prefix}/lib/node_modules folder, instead of the current working directory.
  • bin files are linked to {prefix}/bin
  • man pages are linked to {prefix}/share/man

See Also

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https://docs.npmjs.com/cli/v8/commands/npm-prefix