npm-edit - Edit an installed package

NAME  Synopsis  Description  Configuration  editor  See Also 


npm-edit - Edit an installed package


npm edit <pkg>[/<subpkg>...]

Note: This command is unaware of workspaces.


Selects a dependency in the current project and opens the package folder in the default editor (or whatever you’ve configured as the npm editor config -- see npm-config ⟨npm-config⟩.)

After it has been edited, the package is rebuilt so as to pick up any changes in compiled packages.

For instance, you can do npm install connect to install connect into your package, and then npm edit connect to make a few changes to your locally installed copy.



Default: The EDITOR or VISUAL environment variables, or ’%SYSTEMROOT%\notepad.exe’ on Windows, or ’vi’ on Unix systems

Type: String

The command to run for npm edit and npm config edit.

See Also

npm help folders

npm help explore

npm help install

npm help config

npm help npmrc

Updated 2024-01-29 - |