How to Suppress Output of npm install

Published Mar 21, 2021

Silencing the output of npm install has been quite the journey.

I’ve come across the flags --quiet and --silent.

--quiet will only log errors and warnings.

npm install --quiet

--silent should output nothing.

npm install --silent

However, I’ve found that dependency install scripts don’t always follow the specified flags.

We can redirect output to /dev/null to get a truly silent output.

npm install &>/dev/null

We can also redirect the output to a file if we want to keep the logs.


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