How to Uninstall Npm Packages

How to Uninstall Npm Packages

Trying to figure out how to uninstall a local or global npm package? We've got you covered!

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Uninstall Local Packages

To uninstall a package that was installed locally (using npm install <package> and stored in the node_modules directory), use this command:

$ npm uninstall <package>

After that command is run, the package will no longer be in your node_modules folder.

To also remove the package from the dependencies list in your package.json file, you can use either the -S or --save flag:

$ npm uninstall <package> --save
$ npm uninstall -S <package>

If the package is a devDependency, you can remove it from the package.json file with the -D or --save-dev flags:

$ npm uninstall <package> --save-dev
$ npm uninstall -D <package>

Uninstall Global Packages

Last, you can remove any npm package you've installed globally with the -g flag:

$ npm uninstall -g <package>

The global uninstall command will work from wherever you call it on your machine.

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