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JavaScript npm Basics (retiring) Installing Packages with npm Managing Dependencies in the package.json File

bcrypt not included in dependencies

after running npm init it generated a package.json and a package-lock.json. however neither of them had bcrypt as a dependency. After running the command

npm install colors --save

colors was added as a dependency, so i tried

npm install bcrypt --save

and that didnt work. any suggestions? also the node_module package folder was never created for me. here is my package.json

  "name": "hash_gen",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "description": "password hash generator",
  "main": "app.js",
  "scripts": {
    "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
  "author": "adam kauffman",
  "license": "MIT",
  "dependencies": {
    "colors": "^1.3.3"

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