Node.js -g parameter

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The following node.js tutorial explains the usage of a -g parameter. The Node.js -g parameter installs Node.js globally. It can be used within the command line utilities such as npm or commands that come from globally installed modules.

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For testing it, you can open your Node.js command prompt and run npm ls -g . If you see an empty list, no modules are installed globally.

How to install an NPM package globally

To download and install a package globally, use this command:

for instance:

In case of an EACCES error, it is necessary to fix your permissions. Alternatively, you can enhance the aforementioned command with sudo:

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If you still hesitate what installation to choose, read this article: Global vs Local install explained

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