How to install a private NPM module without my own registry

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I've taken some shared code and put it in an NPM module, one I don't want to upload to the central registry. The question is, how do I install it from other projects?

The obvious way is probably to set up my own NPM registry, but according to the documentation, that involves a lot of hassle.

Can I just install an NPM module that sits on the local filesystem, or perhaps even from git?

npm install --from-git git@server:project
Jul 20, 2020 in Node-js by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

Try:

cd somedir
npm install .

or

npm install path/to/somedir

somedir must contain the package.json inside it.

It knows about git too:

npm install git://github.com/visionmedia/express.git

Hope it helps!!
ThanK you!!

answered Jul 20, 2020 by Niroj
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