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add some more installation suggestions/options

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## Installing
-To install npm, do this:
+To install npm and its documentation, do this:
make install
If you get any complaints, try
sudo make install
-That will use npm to install itself, like
-[Ouroboros](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros).
-
Then do `man npm` or `npm help` for more information.
+If you want to just install npm, but leave your man folder untouched,
+you can try this instead:
+
+ node install-npm.js
+
+If you'd prefer to just symlink in the current code so you can hack
+on it, then you can do this to create a symlink:
+
+ ./cli.js link .
+
+Any of these will use npm to install itself, like
+[Ouroboros](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros).
+
## A note about password security
In order to publish your packages, you must have your auth info

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