npm-tag(1) -- Tag a published version

SYNOPSIS

npm tag <name>@<version> [<tag>]

DESCRIPTION

Tags the specified version of the package with the specified tag, or the --tag config if not specified.

A tag can be used when installing packages as a reference to a version instead of using a specific version number:

npm install <name>@<tag>

When installing dependencies, a preferred tagged version may be specified:

npm install --tag <tag>

This also applies to npm dedupe.

Publishing a package always sets the "latest" tag to the published version.