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Should I have a node_modules folder inside each project folder or have only one placed outside it?
I mean, should I have a central node_modules folder and install all my packages inside it so, for each project, I would be accessing the packages from this unique folder? Or is it better to have a node_modules for each project folder I create?
Michael HuletTreehouse Moderator 47,826 Points
node_modules is the directory that
yarn install the libraries that your project depends on, so it should be project-specific. Ultimately, you can add it to your
.gitignore and never think about it again. When you run
yarn add, it will automatically add the dependency to your
package.json for your project and install it in your project's