How to install some npm packages in local / for dev only ?

(Last Updated On: November 25, 2017)

How to install some npm packages in local / for dev only ?

Sometimes we may need to install some tools/servers only for development purposes, and we dont want that to move to production or our live servers.

So while installing itself if we mention that –save-dev then it will not be generated in our production build and will not be moved to production.

 

Also prefer to install these tools/components without -g to stop installing that globally and making sure to install where ever we need or whichever project requires installing only in that projects.

 

 

Example commands:

 

  • npm install lite-server – This command installs lite-server
  • npm install lite-server -g – This command installs lite-server globally.
  • npm install lite-server –save-dev – This command installs lite-server only for developments.

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