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