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.github chore: add funding config file Jan 28, 2020
docs docs: reference docs from website Apr 7, 2018
fixtures feat(outdated): don't fail when no lockfile & no deps Feb 12, 2020
packages chore(release): 4.11.0 Feb 29, 2020
privatePackages chore(deps): update Feb 29, 2020
tools fix(deps): update Feb 13, 2020
typings fix: replace tabtab with @pnpm/tabtab Jan 29, 2020
utils style: add missing trailing commas and fix the linting rule Jan 1, 2020
.editorconfig feat: initial commit Mar 18, 2018
.gitattributes feat: initial commit Mar 18, 2018
.gitignore revert: "test: update @pnpm/registry-mock" Nov 21, 2019
.npmrc chore: set hoist to false Sep 9, 2019
.travis.yml ci: only test changed pkgs on non-master Dec 18, 2019 docs: add Jun 24, 2017 docs: update Jun 23, 2019
LICENSE docs(license): update years Jan 1, 2020 docs(README): remove README duplication Feb 27, 2020
appveyor.yml ci: only test changed pkgs on non-master Dec 18, 2019 chore: move commitlint to tools/ May 12, 2018
package.json chore(deps): update dependency verdaccio to v4.4.4 Feb 28, 2020
pnpm-lock.yaml chore(release): 4.11.0 Feb 29, 2020
pnpm-workspace.yaml refactor: create @pnpm/plugin-commands-rebuild Dec 22, 2019
pnpmfile.js feat: pnpm list --json Aug 2, 2019
renovate.json chore(renovate): only allow v6.0.1 of ssri Feb 21, 2020
tslint.json style: start the linting process only once during testing Jan 1, 2020
verdaccio.yaml feat: audit Nov 14, 2019


Fast, disk space efficient package manager

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  • Fast. As fast as npm and Yarn.
  • Efficient. One version of a package is saved only ever once on a disk.
  • Great for monorepos.
  • Strict. A package can access only dependencies that are specified in its package.json.
  • Deterministic. Has a lockfile called pnpm-lock.yaml.
  • Works everywhere. Works on Windows, Linux and OS X.

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pnpm uses hard links and symlinks to save one version of a module only ever once on a disk. When using npm or Yarn for example, if you have 100 projects using the same version of lodash, you will have 100 copies of lodash on disk. With pnpm, lodash will be saved in a single place on the disk and a hard link will put it into the node_modules where it should be installed.

As a result, you save gigabytes of space on your disk and you have a lot faster installations! If you'd like more details about the unique node_modules structure that pnpm creates and why it works fine with the Node.js ecosystem, read this small article: Flat node_modules is not the only way.


Using a standalone script:

curl -L | node

On Windows (PowerShell):

(Invoke-WebRequest '').Content | node

Via npm:

npm add -g pnpm

Once you first installed pnpm, you can upgrade it using pnpm:

pnpm add -g pnpm

Do you wanna use pnpm on CI servers? See: Continuous Integration.


pnpm CLI

Just use pnpm in place of npm. For instance, to install run:

pnpm install

For more advanced usage, read pnpm CLI on our website.

For using the programmatic API, use pnpm's engine: supi.

pnpx CLI

npm has a great package runner called npx. pnpm offers the same tool via the pnpx command. The only difference is that pnpx uses pnpm for installing packages.

The following command installs a temporary create-react-app and calls it, without polluting global installs or requiring more than one step!

pnpx create-react-app my-cool-new-app


pnpm is as fast as npm and Yarn. See all benchmarks here.

Benchmarks on a React app:



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