As commonly known, any npm module can be installed by running a simple command:
npm install <module_name>.
I have installed a few modules that I do not use anymore and I just want to get them off. I have a few questions regarding this:
Do we have any command or process to uninstall a module from the root (something like
npm uninstall <module_name>)
or will simply removing the module files do?
How does it affect us if we keep the unused modules?
The command is simply
npm uninstall <name>
The nodejs documents https://npmjs.org/doc/ have all the commands that you need to know with npm.
A local install will be in the
node_modules/ directory of your application. This won't affect the application if a module remains there with no references to it.
If you're removing a global package however, any applications referencing it will crash.
Here are different options:
npm uninstall <name> removes the module from
node_modules, but not
npm uninstall <name> --save also removes it from
npm uninstall <name> --save-dev also removes it from
npm -g uninstall <name> --save also removes it globally
If it doesn't work with
npm uninstall <module_name> try it globally by typing
Maybe you just need to do it as an superUser/administrator with
sudo npm uninstall <module_name>.