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Latest commit 907e1d9 Feb 15, 2017 @tcastelli tcastelli committed with benjamn Update help text to clarify the use of external npm commands (#8355)
* Update help text to clarify the use of external npm commands

First attempt to improve the help text regarding the external npm commands that can be run directly with 'meteor'.
Further enhancements could include listing also the "current" available external commands by parsing a ls/dir command or 'meteor npm list -g -depth 0'. If they command is uninstalled between the call of 'meteor help' and 'meteor <external command>' we are not the ones to be blamed but the user instead :)

* Update 'external command' to 'npm command'

* Joining new suggestions and cleaning some redundancy

Included @abernix suggestions (with some variations) to include references to npm and node. Also clarified how to install a npm package and run it afterwards

* Typo

Changed to global context

* Reword description of "other" npm commands

These commands are similar to `node` and `npm`, but we didn't want
them to be confused with `npm command` commands.

* Avoid repetition of `meteor npm install --global`
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LICENSES Added MIT Copyright license for jQuery under JS Foundation Feb 15, 2017
examples Removed examples and added a command to printout their repos. Mar 3, 2016
packages Bump version of `check` package to 1.2.5 in preparation for publishing. Feb 15, 2017
scripts Bump package versions for the official release. Feb 14, 2017
tools Update help text to clarify the use of external npm commands (#8355) Feb 15, 2017
.eslintignore Removes Velocity testing code Jun 16, 2016
.gitignore Add test output to gitignore Aug 7, 2015
.gitmodules Move packages-for-isopackets/blaze to packages/non-core/blaze. Sep 9, 2016
.mailmap Clarify what .mailmap is in comments Jul 31, 2015
.reviewboardrc Remove unnecessary PARENT_BRANCH declaration. Mar 4, 2015
.travis.yml Attempt to fix Travis CI tests. Oct 4, 2016 Small content change to point to the Meteor Tool README for "self tes… Dec 22, 2016 Add `` entry about updating `check` package. Feb 15, 2017 Clarify that issues without repros should be left open. May 6, 2016
IssueTriageFlow.png More work on IssueTriage May 3, 2016
LICENSE Update copyright range in LICENSE (#8214) Jan 6, 2017 Remove explanation that you need `git` to compile dependencies Oct 13, 2016 One more tweak to Feb 15, 2017
circle.yml Disable optimistic caching for `meteor --get-ready` on Circle CI. Feb 14, 2017
meteor Bump $BUNDLE_VERSION to 4.7.12 before rebuilding dev bundle. Feb 13, 2017
meteor.bat Create a folder "tool-env" Aug 1, 2015


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