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

NODE_ENV=production in Windows

For anyone wondering how to set the Node environment to production in Windows, first:

set NODE_ENV=production

...then:

npm install --python=C:\Python27\python

(or whatever your path to the Python 2.7 executable is).

Thanks!

2 Answers

Martin Imfeld
Martin Imfeld
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Would not the --production flag be an easier to remember option? Or is this not equivalent to setting the NODE_ENV?

npm install --production

It's the equivalent for the install command, but if your script or any modules run differently in the 'production' environment, they will get that information from the global variable and so it would still be development.

Also, if you were doing this on a public, production server, then you'd want to set the variable globally, rather than having to remember to add that option every time.

okey actually i've done this with just using Git bash in the directory of the project