How to View All Global Packages in npm
Let’s get a quick introduction to global packages.
Local vs Global Packages
Installing a local package looks like this:
npm install <package-name>
The package will be placed in the
node_modules folder in the current directory.
Installing a global package looks like this:
npm install -g <package-name>
The package will be placed with all the other global packages on your system.
If you need to run a command from a package in any directory, then you might want to consider installing it as a global package.
Some examples may include:
View Global Packages
To view where on your system all the global packages live, run:
npm ls -g | head -1
To view all main packages (and not the sub-packages installed along the way), run:
npm ls -g --depth 0
You can remove
--depth 0 if you want to view every global package.