Useful NPM global packages
April 07, 2019
When it’s a package that I’ll use infrequently, such as create-react-app, I’ll reach to
npx. However, there’s a few packages I use again and again so are worth the
npm i -g.
npm i -g npm-check npm-check -u npm-check -ug
Check for outdated, incorrect and unused dependencies. The -u arg gives you an interactive tool.
npm i -g typescript tsc my-file.ts
npm i -g http-server http-server [path]
Quickly serve a directory through localhost:8080 with zero-config.
npm i -g netlify-cli netlify deploy
Deploy a site to Netlify from the command line. I’ll use this to throw up temporary site when I need to demo work in progress to team mates.
npm i -g rimraf rimraf [path]
rm -rf but works where ever you have node - macOS, Windows, WSL, node.
npm i -g tinypng-cli tinypng myimage.jpg
You’ve used the website, now use the cli!
List globally installed packages
Run this command to see a list what you have installed globally
npm ls -g --depth=0