[node.js] How to list npm user-installed packages?


You can get a list of all globally installed modules using:

ls `npm root -g`


How do I list the user-installed package ONLY in npm? When I do npm -g list it outputs every package and their dependencies, which is not what I want.

npm ls

npm list is just an alias for npm ls

For the extended info use

npm la    
npm ll

You can always set --depth=0 at the end to get the first level deep.

npm ls --depth=0

You can check development and production packages.

npm ls --only=dev
npm ls --only=prod

To show the info in json format

npm ls --json=true

The default is false

npm ls --json=false

You can insist on long format to show extended information.

npm ls --long=true

You can show parseable output instead of tree view.

npm ls --parseable=true

You can list packages in the global install prefix instead of in the current project.

npm ls --global=true
npm ls -g // shorthand

Full documentation you can find here.

For local modules:

npm list --depth=0

For global modules:

npm list -g --depth=0

Node has a concept of Local modules & Global modules

Local modules are located within current project directory.

Global Modules are generally located at user's home directory, though we can change the path where global modules resides.

  1. Lists local modules within current dir: npm list
  2. Lists global modules : npm list --global OR npm list --g // It will list all the top level modules with its dependencies
  3. List only top level(Installed modules) global modules : npm list -g --depth=0

I use npm -g outdated --depth=0 to list outdated versions
in the global space.

One way might be to find the root directory of modules using:

npm root

And then list that directory...

ls /Users/me/repos/my_project/node_modules
grunt                   grunt-contrib-jshint

The user-installed packages in this case are grunt and grunt-contrib-jshint