How to Update Global Packages

Requires version 2.6.1 or greater. See below if you are using an older version.

To update global packages, type:

npm update -g <package>

For example, to update a package called jshint, you'd type:

npm update -g jshint

To find out which packages need to be updated, type:

npm outdated -g --depth=0

To update all global packages, type:

npm update -g

If you are using version 2.6.0 or less

For npm versions less than 2.6.1, run this script to update all outdated global packages.

However, please consider upgrading to the latest version of npm. To do this, type:

npm install [email protected] -g

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