Find the version of an installed npm package


How to find the version of an installed node.js/npm package?

This prints the version of npm itself:

npm -v <package-name>

This prints a cryptic error:

npm version <package-name>

This prints the package version on the registry (i.e. the latest version available):

npm view <package-name> version

How do I get the installed version?

8/13/2014 12:31:29 PM

Accepted Answer

npm list for local packages or npm list -g for globally installed packages.

You can find the version of a specific package by passing its name as an argument. For example, npm list grunt will result in:

projectName@projectVersion /path/to/project/folder
└── grunt@0.4.1

Alternatively, you can just run npm list without passing a package name as an argument to see the versions of all your packages:

├─┬ cli-color@0.1.6 
│ └── es5-ext@0.7.1 
├── coffee-script@1.3.3 
├── less@1.3.0 
├─┬ sentry@0.1.2 
│ ├── file@0.2.1 
│ └── underscore@1.3.3 
└── uglify-js@1.2.6 
4/16/2017 4:41:59 PM

Another quick way of finding out what packages are installed locally and without their dependencies is to use:

npm list --depth=0

Which gives you something like

├── bower@0.8.6
├── grunt@0.4.1
├── grunt-bower-requirejs@0.4.3
├── grunt-contrib-clean@0.4.1
├── grunt-contrib-coffee@0.7.0
├── grunt-contrib-copy@0.4.1
├── grunt-contrib-imagemin@0.1.4
├── grunt-contrib-jshint@0.1.1
├── grunt-contrib-livereload@0.1.2
├── grunt-contrib-requirejs@0.4.1
├── grunt-regarde@0.1.1
└── grunt-svgmin@0.1.0

Obviously, the same can be done globally with npm list -g --depth=0.

This method is clearer in case you have installed a lot of packages.

To find out which packages need to be updated, you can use npm outdated -g --depth=0.

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