package-lock.json files are generated automatically while running
npm install or
It also generates any changes to the recursive
node_modules folder tree.
Sometimes, the developer deletes this or only wants to update this file.
This post shows you many ways to generate or update the
package-lock.json file in NodeJS.
However, this can be disabled in the
.npmrc settings file with
Please check the home directory
It is a global node configuration that applies to running OS.
false, It won’t generate
package-lock.json. by setting the
true , It generates the package-lock.json file automatically on the npm install command.
Locally, You can also override and run changing this with the command line
npm config set package-lock true
package-lock.jsonis introduced from NodeJS version 5.x, It contains all direct and indirect dependencies of a node application.
First, run the
npm install command.
It generates a
package-lock.json file in the node directory.
Sometimes, You want to generate a
package-lock.json file without npm install. How to do it?
How to update package-lock.json without doing npm install?
To update package-lock.json file without npm install command, Please run below command
npm install --package-lock-only
It updates the
package-lock.json file without checking package dependencies in package.json and downloading dependencies.
It works only since node 5.x version.