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removal - Cleaning the Slate Synopsis So sad to see you go. sudo npm uninstall npm -g Or, if that fails, get the npm source code, and do: sudo make uninstall More Severe Uninstalling Usually, the above instructions are sufficient. That will remove npm, but leave behind anything you've installed. If that doesn't work, or if you require more drastic measures, continue reading. Note that this is only necessary for globally-installed packages. Local installs are completely contained within a project's node_modules folder. Delete that folder, and everything is gone less a package's install script is particularly ill-behaved). This assumes that you installed node and npm in the default place. If you configured node with a different --prefix, or installed npm with a different prefix setting, then adjust the paths accordingly, replacing /usr/local with your install prefix. To remove everything npm-related manually: rm -rf /usr/local/{lib/node{,/.npm,_modules},bin,share/man}/npm* If you installed things with npm, then your best bet is to uninstall them with npm first, and then install them again once you have a proper install. This can help find any symlinks that are lying around: ls -laF /usr/local/{lib/node{,/.npm},bin,share/man} | grep npm Prior to version 0.3, npm used shim files for executables and node mod- ules. To track those down, you can do the following: find /usr/local/{lib/node,bin} -exec grep -l npm \{\} \; ; See also o npm help uninstall o npm help prune

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REMOVAL(7)                                                          REMOVAL(7)



NAME
       removal - Cleaning the Slate

   Synopsis
       So sad to see you go.

         sudo npm uninstall npm -g

       Or, if that fails, get the npm source code, and do:

         sudo make uninstall

   More Severe Uninstalling
       Usually,  the above instructions are sufficient.  That will remove npm,
       but leave behind anything you've installed.

       If that doesn't work, or if you require more drastic measures, continue
       reading.

       Note  that  this  is  only  necessary  for globally-installed packages.
       Local installs are completely contained within a project's node_modules
       folder.   Delete  that  folder, and everything is gone less a package's
       install script is particularly ill-behaved).

       This assumes that you installed node and npm in the default place.   If
       you  configured node with a different --prefix, or installed npm with a
       different prefix setting, then adjust the paths accordingly,  replacing
       /usr/local with your install prefix.

       To remove everything npm-related manually:

         rm -rf /usr/local/{lib/node{,/.npm,_modules},bin,share/man}/npm*

       If  you  installed  things with npm, then your best bet is to uninstall
       them with npm first, and then install them again once you have a proper
       install.  This can help find any symlinks that are lying around:

         ls -laF /usr/local/{lib/node{,/.npm},bin,share/man} | grep npm

       Prior to version 0.3, npm used shim files for executables and node mod-
       ules.  To track those down, you can do the following:

         find /usr/local/{lib/node,bin} -exec grep -l npm \{\} \; ;

   See also
       o npm help uninstall

       o npm help prune




ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |     ATTRIBUTE VALUE      |
       +---------------+--------------------------+
       |Availability   | runtime/nodejs/nodejs-16 |
       +---------------+--------------------------+
       |Stability      | Pass-thru volatile       |
       +---------------+--------------------------+

NOTES
       Source code for open source software components in Oracle  Solaris  can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-
       code-downloads.html.

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source   was   downloaded   from     https://github.com/nodejs/node/ar-
       chive/v16.11.1.zip.

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://github.com/nodejs/node.



                                 October 2021                       REMOVAL(7)