npm-rm(1) -- Remove a package

SYNOPSIS

npm uninstall <name> [--save|--save-dev|--save-optional]
npm rm (with any of the previous argument usage)

DESCRIPTION

This uninstalls a package, completely removing everything npm installed on its behalf.

Example:

npm uninstall sax

In global mode (ie, with -g or --global appended to the command), it uninstalls the current package context as a global package.

npm uninstall takes 3 exclusive, optional flags which save or update the package version in your main package.json:

  • --save: Package will be removed from your dependencies.

  • --save-dev: Package will be removed from your devDependencies.

  • --save-optional: Package will be removed from your optionalDependencies.

Examples:

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npm uninstall sax --save
npm uninstall node-tap --save-dev
npm uninstall dtrace-provider --save-optional