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situations. These scripts happen in addition to the `pre<event>`, `post<event>`, and
`<event>` scripts.

* `prepare`, `prepublish`, `prepublishOnly`, `prepack`, `postpack`
* `prepare`, `prepublish`, `prepublishOnly`, `prepack`, `postpack`, `dependencies`

**prepare** (since `npm@4.0.0`)
* Runs any time before the package is packed, i.e. during `npm publish`
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* Runs AFTER the tarball has been generated but before it is moved to its final destination (if at all, publish does not save the tarball locally)

* Runs AFTER any operations that modify the `node_modules` directory IF changes occurred.
* Does NOT run in global mode

#### Prepare and Prepublish

**Deprecation Note: prepublish**
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* You don't need to rely on your users having `curl` or `wget` or
other system tools on the target machines.

#### Dependencies

The `dependencies` script is run any time an `npm` command causes changes to the `node_modules` directory. It is run AFTER the changes have been applied and the `package.json` and `package-lock.json` files have been updated.

### Life Cycle Operation Order

#### [`npm cache add`](/commands/npm-cache)
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