You can clone with
Running npm publish in a package's directory will get registry settings by reading the publishConfig section of package.json. However, running npm publish does not look in package.json and instead uses the default global registry.
Would you accept a patch to make npm unpublish's registry configuration registration behave like npm publish?
That would make sense to me.
@jden did you send a patch ?
@matthiasg never heard back; didn't write a patch