How to Uninstall npm packages

Updated onbyAlan Morel
How to Uninstall npm packages

Sometimes you no longer need an NPM package in your project. In those cases, you'll want to uninstall them to get rid of the dependency.

In this post, we'll learn how to uninstall NPM packages.

How to uninstall NPM packages

To uninstall an NPM package, you can use the npm uninstall command, followed by the package name.

npm uninstall <package>

For example:

npm uninstall lodash

This command will uninstall the package by removing it from your node_modules directory and removing the package from your package.json file. It will also update the package-lock.json file to reflect the changes.

If you're using yarn, you can use the yarn remove command instead.

yarn remove <package>
yarn remove lodash

If your package was installed globally, you will have to uninstall it globally as well. This is done by using the npm uninstall -g command.

npm uninstall -g <package>

Because this is a global operation, you don't need to be in the root of your project to run this command.


In this post, we learned how to uninstall NPM packages using NPM and yarn.

We also learned how to uninstall packages globally by using the --global flag.

Hopefully, this has been helpful to you. Thanks for reading!

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