JavaScript

uninstall npm packages globally

Hi, I am unable to uninstall node, sass, npm which i install globally. Also need help in figuring out which package can be global and which are project specific.

Jayaramans-MacBook-Pro:/ jayaramanthiyyadi$ npm -v
5.5.1
Jayaramans-MacBook-Pro:/ jayaramanthiyyadi$ node -v
v8.9.1
Jayaramans-MacBook-Pro:/ jayaramanthiyyadi$ sass -v
Sass 3.5.3 (Bleeding Edge)
Jayaramans-MacBook-Pro:/ jayaramanthiyyadi$ npm uninstall sass
npm WARN saveError ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/package.json'
npm WARN saveError EACCES: permission denied, open '/package-lock.json.1286701303'
npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/package.json'
npm WARN !invalid#2 No description
npm WARN !invalid#2 No repository field.
npm WARN !invalid#2 No README data
npm WARN !invalid#2 No license field.

up to date in 0.046s
Jayaramans-MacBook-Pro:/ jayaramanthiyyadi$ npm uninstall sass -g
up to date in 0.043s
Jayaramans-MacBook-Pro:/ jayaramanthiyyadi$ npm uninstall node
npm WARN saveError ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/package.json'
npm WARN saveError EACCES: permission denied, open '/package-lock.json.567584276'
npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/package.json'
npm WARN !invalid#2 No description
npm WARN !invalid#2 No repository field.
npm WARN !invalid#2 No README data
npm WARN !invalid#2 No license field.

up to date in 0.046s
Jayaramans-MacBook-Pro:/ jayaramanthiyyadi$ npm uninstall node -g
up to date in 0.045s
Jayaramans-MacBook-Pro:/ jayaramanthiyyadi$ 

Note: planning on developing a simple dynamic site for learning purpose using html, css, sass, bootstrap, javascript, jquery for front end development and for backend I hope nodejs and mongo db.

1 Answer

Jordan Watson
Jordan Watson
14,738 Points

To uninstall NPM packages globally you need to ensure you have the global flag in in remove line i.e

npm uninstall -g <package>