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JavaScript npm Basics Updating and Uninstalling Packages with npm Updating Global Packages with npm

Jamar Taylor
Jamar Taylor
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I'm getting an error and I don't understand why?

npm update -g

Bummer: Uh, oh. This will update all global packages. You're missing the npm package

Brandon White
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Brandon White
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Hi Jamar,

What error are you receiving? Also, please copy and paste your code so that we can see what you've written.

Jamar Taylor
Jamar Taylor
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I just edited it Brandon.

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Brandon White
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Okay Jamar,

So you’ve not included which package you want to update, so you’re essentially telling npm to update everything.

In the following code: npm update -g

The first npm denotes which app/program to use to interpret the commands that follow, update says you want to update a package, and the -g flag is like passing an argument that says “update the global version of the package”. But you’re missing the argument that denotes which package to update.

npm update npm -g is the statement that will allow you to pass the challenge. That one is meta so it’s a bit tricky.

Jamar Taylor
Jamar Taylor
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WOW!! Thats crazy something so small i missed.... Thanks Brandon.