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- bullseye 7.5.2+ds-2
- bullseye-backports 8.5.5~ds1-1~bpo11+1
- testing 9.1.3~ds1-1
- unstable 9.2.0~ds1-1
npm-prune - Remove extraneous packages
npm prune [[<@scope>/]<pkg>...] [--production] [--dry-run] [--json]
This command removes "extraneous" packages. If a package name is provided, then only packages matching one of the supplied names are removed.
Extraneous packages are those present in the node_modules folder that are not listed as any package's dependency list.
If the --production flag is specified or the NODE_ENV environment variable is set to production, this command will remove the packages specified in your devDependencies. Setting --no-production will negate NODE_ENV being set to production.
If the --dry-run flag is used then no changes will actually be made.
If the --json flag is used, then the changes npm prune made (or would have made with --dry-run) are printed as a JSON object.
In normal operation, extraneous modules are pruned automatically, so you'll only need this command with the --production flag. However, in the real world, operation is not always "normal". When crashes or mistakes happen, this command can help clean up any resulting garbage.
- npm help uninstall
- npm help folders
- npm help ls