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write-pkg

Write a package.json file

Writes atomically and creates directories for you as needed. Sorts dependencies when writing. Preserves the indentation if the file already exists.

Install

npm install write-pkg

Usage

import path from 'node:path';
import {writePackage} from 'write-pkg';

await writePackage({foo: true});
console.log('done');

await writePackage(path.join('unicorn', 'package.json'), {foo: true});
console.log('done');

API

writePackage(path?, data, options?)

Returns a Promise.

writePackageSync(path?, data, options?)

path

Type: string
Default: process.cwd()

The path to where the package.json file should be written or its directory.

options

Type: object

indent

Type: string | number
Default: Auto-detected or '\t'

The indentation to use for new files.

Accepts '\t' for tab indentation or a number of spaces.

If the file already exists, the existing indentation will be used.

normalize

Type: boolean
Default: true

Remove empty dependencies, devDependencies, optionalDependencies and peerDependencies objects.

write-pkg for enterprise

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