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How to install an npm package directly from GitHub ?

  • Last Updated : 05 Oct, 2021

NPM (Node Package Manager) is the default package manager for Node.js and is written entirely in Javascript. Developed by Isaac Z. Schlueter, it was initially released on January 12, 2010. NPM manages all the packages and modules for Node.js and consists of command-line client npm. It gets installed into the system with the installation of Node.js. The required packages and modules in the Node project are installed using NPM.
A package contains all the files needed for a module and modules are the JavaScript libraries that can be included in the Node project according to the requirement of the project.

To install a NPM Package directly from GitHub, we need to follow the following steps:

  1. Go to the package’s GitHub Repository https://github.com/expressjs/express.

  2. Copy the cloning link.

    Express.js Github

  3. Go to your terminal or git bash and type: 

    npm install git+{copied_url} 

    Example: Run the below command in you terminal to install an npm package directly from GitHub.

    npm install git+https://github.com/expressjs/express.git

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