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.\" Generated with Ronnjs/v0.1
.\" http://github.com/kapouer/ronnjs/
.
.TH "NPM\-CONFIG" "1" "June 2011" "" ""
.
.SH "NAME"
\fBnpm-config\fR \-\- Manage the npm configuration file
.
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.
.nf
npm config set <key> <value> [\-\-global]
npm config get <key>
npm config delete <key>
npm config list
npm config edit
npm get <key>
npm set <key> <value> [\-\-global]
.
.fi
.
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
npm gets its configuration values from 5 sources, in this priority:
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
cli:
The command line flags\. Putting \fB\-\-foo bar\fR on the command line sets the \fBfoo\fR configuration parameter to \fB"bar"\fR\|\. A \fB\-\-\fR argument tells the cli
parser to stop reading flags\. A \fB\-\-flag\fR parameter that is at the \fIend\fR of
the command will be given the value of \fBtrue\fR\|\.
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
env:
Any environment variables that start with \fBnpm_config_\fR will be interpreted
as a configuration parameter\. For example, putting \fBnpm_config_foo=bar\fR in
your environment will set the \fBfoo\fR configuration parameter to \fBbar\fR\|\. Any
environment configurations that are not given a value will be given the value
of \fBtrue\fR\|\. Config values are case\-insensitive, so \fBNPM_CONFIG_FOO=bar\fR will
work the same\.
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
$HOME/\.npmrc (or the \fBuserconfig\fR param, if set above):
This file is an ini\-file formatted list of \fBkey = value\fR parameters\.
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
$PREFIX/etc/npmrc (or the \fBglobalconfig\fR param, if set above):
This file is an ini\-file formatted list of \fBkey = value\fR parameters
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
default configs:
This is a set of configuration parameters that are internal to npm, and are
defaults if nothing else is specified\.
.
.IP "" 0
.
.SH "Sub\-commands"
Config supports the following sub\-commands:
.
.SS "set"
.
.nf
npm config set key value
.
.fi
.
.P
Sets the config key to the value\.
.
.P
If value is omitted, then it sets it to "true"\.
.
.SS "get"
.
.nf
npm config get key
.
.fi
.
.P
Echo the config value to stdout\.
.
.SS "list"
.
.nf
npm config list
.
.fi
.
.P
Show all the config settings\.
.
.SS "delete"
.
.nf
npm config delete key
.
.fi
.
.P
Deletes the key from all configuration files\.
.
.SS "edit"
.
.nf
npm config edit
.
.fi
.
.P
Opens the config file in an editor\. Use the \fB\-\-global\fR flag to edit the
global config\.
.
.SH "Shorthands and Other CLI Niceties"
The following shorthands are parsed on the command\-line:
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-v\fR: \fB\-\-version\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-h\fR, \fB\-?\fR, \fB\-\-help\fR, \fB\-H\fR: \fB\-\-usage\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-s\fR, \fB\-\-silent\fR: \fB\-\-loglevel silent\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-d\fR: \fB\-\-loglevel info\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-dd\fR, \fB\-\-verbose\fR: \fB\-\-loglevel verbose\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-ddd\fR: \fB\-\-loglevel silly\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-g\fR: \fB\-\-global\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-l\fR: \fB\-\-long\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-p\fR, \fB\-\-porcelain\fR: \fB\-\-parseable\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-reg\fR: \fB\-\-registry\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-v\fR: \fB\-\-version\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-f\fR: \fB\-\-force\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-l\fR: \fB\-\-long\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-desc\fR: \fB\-\-description\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fB\-S\fR: \fB\-\-save\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
\fBll\fR and \fBla\fR commands: \fBls \-\-long\fR
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
If the specified configuration param resolves unambiguously to a known
configuration parameter, then it is expanded to that configuration
parameter\. For example:
.
.IP "" 4
.
.nf
npm ls \-\-par
# same as:
npm ls \-\-parseable
.
.fi
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
If multiple single\-character shorthands are strung together, and the
resulting combination is unambiguously not some other configuration
param, then it is expanded to its various component pieces\. For
example:
.
.IP "" 4
.
.nf
npm ls \-gpld
# same as:
npm ls \-\-global \-\-parseable \-\-long \-\-loglevel info
.
.fi
.
.IP "" 0
.
.SH "Per\-Package Config Settings"
When running scripts (see \fBnpm help scripts\fR)
the package\.json "config" keys are overwritten in the environment if
there is a config param of \fB<name>[@<version>]:<key>\fR\|\. For example, if
the package\.json has this:
.
.IP "" 4
.
.nf
{ "name" : "foo"
, "config" : { "port" : "8080" }
, "scripts" : { "start" : "node server\.js" } }
.
.fi
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
and the server\.js is this:
.
.IP "" 4
.
.nf
http\.createServer(\.\.\.)\.listen(process\.env\.npm_package_config_port)
.
.fi
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
then the user could change the behavior by doing:
.
.IP "" 4
.
.nf
npm config set foo:port 80
.
.fi
.
.IP "" 0
.
.SH "Config Settings"
.
.SS "always\-auth"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Force npm to always require authentication when accessing the registry,
even for \fBGET\fR requests\.
.
.SS "bin\-publish"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
If set to true, then binary packages will be created on publish\.
.
.P
This is the way to opt into the "bindist" behavior described below\.
.
.SS "bindist"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: Unstable node versions, \fBnull\fR, otherwise \fB"<node version>\-<platform>\-<os release>"\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String or \fBnull\fR
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Experimental: on stable versions of node, binary distributions will be
created with this tag\. If a user then installs that package, and their \fBbindist\fR tag is found in the list of binary distributions, they will
get that prebuilt version\.
.
.P
Pre\-build node packages have their preinstall, install, and postinstall
scripts stripped (since they are run prior to publishing), and do not
have their \fBbuild\fR directories automatically ignored\.
.
.P
It\'s yet to be seen if this is a good idea\.
.
.SS "browser"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: OS X: \fB"open"\fR, others: \fB"google\-chrome"\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The browser that is called by the \fBnpm docs\fR command to open websites\.
.
.SS "cache"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: Windows: \fB~/npm\-cache\fR, Posix: \fB~/\.npm\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The location of npm\'s cache directory\. See \fBnpm help cache\fR
.
.SS "color"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: true
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean or \fB"always"\fR
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
If false, never shows colors\. If \fB"always"\fR then always shows colors\.
If true, then only prints color codes for tty file descriptors\.
.
.SS "depth"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: Infinity
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Number
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The depth to go when recursing directories for \fBnpm ls\fR and \fBnpm cache ls\fR\|\.
.
.SS "description"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: true
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Show the description in \fBnpm search\fR
.
.SS "dev"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Install \fBdev\-dependencies\fR along with packages\.
.
.P
Note that \fBdev\-dependencies\fR are also installed if the \fBnpat\fR flag is
set\.
.
.SS "editor"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: \fBEDITOR\fR environment variable if set, or \fB"vi"\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The command to run for \fBnpm edit\fR or \fBnpm config edit\fR\|\.
.
.SS "force"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Makes various commands more forceful\.
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
lifecycle script failure does not block progress\.
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
publishing clobbers previously published versions\.
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
skips cache when requesting from the registry\.
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
prevents checks against clobbering non\-npm files\.
.
.IP "" 0
.
.SS "global"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Operates in "global" mode, so that packages are installed into the \fBprefix\fR folder instead of the current working directory\. See \fBnpm help folders\fR for more on the differences in behavior\.
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
packages are installed into the \fBprefix/node_modules\fR folder, instead of the
current working directory\.
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
bin files are linked to \fBprefix/bin\fR
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
man pages are linked to \fBprefix/share/man\fR
.
.IP "" 0
.
.SS "globalconfig"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: {prefix}/etc/npmrc
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The config file to read for global config options\.
.
.SS "globalignorefile"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: {prefix}/etc/npmignore
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The config file to read for global ignore patterns to apply to all users
and all projects\.
.
.P
If not found, but there is a "gitignore" file in the
same directory, then that will be used instead\.
.
.SS "group"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: GID of the current process
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String or Number
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The group to use when running package scripts in global mode as the root
user\.
.
.SS "gzipbin"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: "gzip"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The gzip binary
.
.SS "ignore"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: ""
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: string
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
A white\-space separated list of glob patterns of files to always exclude
from packages when building tarballs\.
.
.SS "init\.version"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: "0\.0\.0"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: semver
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The value \fBnpm init\fR should use by default for the package version\.
.
.SS "init\.author\.name"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: "0\.0\.0"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The value \fBnpm init\fR should use by default for the package author\'s name\.
.
.SS "init\.author\.email"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: ""
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The value \fBnpm init\fR should use by default for the package author\'s email\.
.
.SS "init\.author\.url"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: ""
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The value \fBnpm init\fR should use by default for the package author\'s homepage\.
.
.SS "link"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
If true, then local installs will link if there is a suitable globally
installed package\.
.
.P
Note that this means that local installs can cause things to be
installed into the global space at the same time\. The link is only done
if one of the two conditions are met:
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
The package is not already installed globally, or
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
the globally installed version is identical to the version that is
being installed locally\.
.
.IP "" 0
.
.SS "logfd"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: stderr file descriptor
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Number or Stream
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The location to write log output\.
.
.SS "loglevel"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: "warn"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Values: "silent", "win", "error", "warn", "info", "verbose", "silly"
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
What level of logs to report\. On failure, \fIall\fR logs are written to \fBnpm\-debug\.log\fR in the current working directory\.
.
.SS "long"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Show extended information in \fBnpm ls\fR
.
.SS "node\-version"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: process\.version
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: semver or false
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The node version to use when checking package\'s "engines" hash\.
.
.SS "npat"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Run tests on installation and report results to the \fBnpaturl\fR\|\.
.
.SS "npaturl"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: Not yet implemented
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: url
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The url to report npat test results\.
.
.SS "onload\-script"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
A node module to \fBrequire()\fR when npm loads\. Useful for programmatic
usage\.
.
.SS "outfd"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: standard output file descriptor
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Number or Stream
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Where to write "normal" output\. This has no effect on log output\.
.
.SS "parseable"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Output parseable results from commands that write to
standard output\.
.
.SS "prefix"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: node\'s process\.installPrefix
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The location to install global items\. If set on the command line, then
it forces non\-global commands to run in the specified folder\.
.
.SS "proxy"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: \fBHTTP_PROXY\fR or \fBhttp_proxy\fR environment variable, or null
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: url
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
A proxy to use for outgoing http requests\.
.
.SS "rebuild\-bundle"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: true
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Rebuild bundled dependencies after installation\.
.
.SS "registry"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: https://registry\.npmjs\.org/
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: url
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The base URL of the npm package registry\.
.
.SS "rollback"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: true
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Remove failed installs\.
.
.SS "save"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Save installed packages to a package\.json file as dependencies\.
.
.P
Only works if there is already a package\.json file present\.
.
.SS "searchopts"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: ""
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Space\-separated options that are always passed to search\.
.
.SS "searchexclude"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: ""
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Space\-separated options that limit the results from search\.
.
.SS "shell"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: SHELL environment variable, or "bash"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The shell to run for the \fBnpm explore\fR command\.
.
.SS "tag"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: latest
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
If you ask npm to install a package and don\'t tell it a specific version, then
it will install the specified tag\.
.
.P
Also the tag that is added to the package@version specified by the \fBnpm
tag\fR command, if no explicit tag is given\.
.
.SS "tar"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: TAR environment variable, or "tar"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The tar executable
.
.SS "tmp"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: TMPDIR environment variable, or "/tmp"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Where to store temporary files and folders\. All temp files are deleted
on success, but left behind on failure for forensic purposes\.
.
.SS "unsafe\-perm"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false if running as root, true otherwise
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Set to true to suppress the UID/GID switching when running package
scripts\. If set explicitly to false, then installing as a non\-root user
will fail\.
.
.SS "usage"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: Boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
Set to show short usage output (like the \-H output)
instead of complete help when doing \fBnpm help\fR\|\.
.
.SS "user"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: "nobody"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String or Number
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The UID to set to when running package scripts as root\.
.
.SS "username"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: null
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: String
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The username on the npm registry\. Set with \fBnpm adduser\fR
.
.SS "userconfig"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: ~/\.npmrc
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The location of user\-level configuration settings\.
.
.SS "userignorefile"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: ~/\.npmignore
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The location of a user\-level ignore file to apply to all packages\.
.
.P
If not found, but there is a \.gitignore file in the same directory, then
that will be used instead\.
.
.SS "version"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: false
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: boolean
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
If true, output the npm version and exit successfully\.
.
.P
Only relevant when specified explicitly on the command line\.
.
.SS "viewer"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Default: "man"
.
.IP "\(bu" 4
Type: path
.
.IP "" 0
.
.P
The program to use to view help content\.
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