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Restart a package


npm restart [-- <args>]


This restarts a project. It is equivalent to running npm run-script restart.

If the current project has a "restart" script specified in package.json, then the following scripts will be run:

  1. prerestart
  2. restart
  3. postrestart

If it does not have a "restart" script specified, but it does have stop and/or start scripts, then the following scripts will be run:

  1. prerestart
  2. prestop
  3. stop
  4. poststop
  5. prestart
  6. start
  7. poststart
  8. postrestart



  • Default: false
  • Type: Boolean

If true, npm does not run scripts specified in package.json files.

Note that commands explicitly intended to run a particular script, such as npm start, npm stop, npm restart, npm test, and npm run-script will still run their intended script if ignore-scripts is set, but they will not run any pre- or post-scripts.


  • Default: '/bin/sh' on POSIX systems, 'cmd.exe' on Windows
  • Type: null or String

The shell to use for scripts run with the npm exec, npm run and npm init <package-spec> commands.

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