Faster npm

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Good news! npm was updated in January and this is no longer an issue!

npm is the premier package repository on the web and we all use it a ton, obviously.  npm has started using basic progress bar graphics to notify users of download progress, which is nice, but appears to slow down the entire process.  This tweet blew my mind:

Executing the following before an npm install dramatically speeds up the process:

npm set progress=false

You wont see a beautiful progress bar but you will get faster installs which, in my opinion, is an excellent trade off!

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Discussion

  1. I think it’s worth mentioning that these settings are saved in a dotfile ~/.npmrc that can be backed up easily. Automating the machine setup ftw! :D

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