How to npm install to a specified directory

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Is it possible to specify a target directory when running npm install <package>?
Jul 15, 2020 in Node-js by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

You can use the --prefix option:

mkdir -p ./install/here/node_modules
npm install --prefix ./install/here <package>

The package(s) will then be installed in ./install/here/node_modules. The mkdir is needed since npm might otherwise choose an already existing node_modules directory higher up in the hierarchy.

Hope it helps!!
Thank you!!

answered Jul 15, 2020 by Niroj
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