I'm making a npm package as a test, and i want to install typescript. This makes a
node_modules folder which is not needed. How do i install npm depencices without
It is practically impossible to avoid making a
node_modules folder, as it contains the source code for the module, downloaded onto your hard drive.
However, even though it's impossible to avoid downloading
node_modules, you can add it to an ignore file (such as
If you want to avoid
node_modules in both Git and npm (recommended), then you only have to create a
.gitignore file, as npm will ignore everything specified in the
Simply add the above in
If you only want it to ignore
node_modules in npm and not Git (not recommended), then create a
.npmignore file, and add the following:
In summary, even though it isn't possible to remove
node_modules, you can ignore it!