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Easily start a npm package from scratch.

☁️ Installation

$ npm i --save np-init

💡 ProTip: You can install the cli version of this module by running npm i -g np-init-cli

📋 Example

const init = require("np-init");

    name: "foo"
  , description: "This is a test package"
  , dirname: `${__dirname}/result`
}, (err, data) => {
    console.log(err || data);
// $ tree result
// result/
// ├── example
// │   └── index.js
// ├── lib
// │   └── index.js
// └── package.json
// 2 directories, 3 files

Get Help

There are few ways to get help:

  1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.
  2. For bug reports and feature requests, open issues. 🐛
  3. For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor. 🚀

📝 Documentation

init(options, callback)

Inits a new npm package.


  • Object options: An object containing the following fields:
  • name (String): The package name. This is required.
  • template (String): The template name to be used (check out js-templates). Defaults to function-export.
  • exampleFile (String): The example file path (default: example/index.js).
  • exampleTemplate (String): The example template (default: "example").
  • description (String): The package description.
  • dirname (String): The path to the directory where to create the project (default: the current directory).
  • pack (Object): The package.json information.
  • Function callback: The callback function.


  • EventEmitter An event emitter emitting the following events:
  • repo_created (data): After the repository was created.
  • package_written (data): After the package.json was written.
  • packy_done (data): After the defaults in package.json were set. Note you can do this using packy.
  • after_init_handler (data): After the afterinit handler was executed.
  • git_add (data): After git add . was executed.
  • git_commit (data): After git commit ... was executed.
  • git_remote_add (data): After git remote add ... was executed.

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📜 License

MIT © Ionică Bizău