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Add -l (local) option #2891

tracker1 opened this Issue Oct 18, 2012 · 1 comment


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Given that windows installs to a "global" location that isn't really global, it would be nice to have the option to force packages marked as global install (less for example) to install to the local node_modules directory.

Alternatively, using "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\node_modules" as the global path in windows would be preferred over a per-user path.

The biggest reason for the -l is so that you can build your binary modules, and deploy them to a server (windows) that doesn't have a build environment.


luk- commented Jun 15, 2013

As of 1.0 npm installs locally by default.

@domenic domenic closed this Jun 22, 2013

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