- Remove extraneous packages
npm prune [[<@scope>/]<pkg>...] [--production] [--dry-run] [--json]
This command removes "extraneous" packages. If a package name is
provided, then only packages matching one of the supplied names are removed.
Extraneous packages are packages that are not listed on the parent package's
If the --production
flag is specified or the NODE_ENV
variable is set to production
, this command will remove the packages
specified in your devDependencies
. Setting --no-production
being set to production
If the --dry-run
flag is used then no changes will actually be made.
If the --json
flag is used then the changes npm prune
would have made with --dry-run
) are printed as a JSON object.
In normal operation with package-locks enabled, extraneous modules are pruned
automatically when modules are installed and you'll only need this command
with the --production
If you've disabled package-locks then extraneous modules will not be removed and
it's up to you to run npm prune
from time-to-time to remove them.
- npm help uninstall
- npm help 5 folders
- npm help ls