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JavaScript npm Basics (retiring) Installing Packages with npm Installing Local Packages

Where can I get package.json for this tutorial?

When I install bcrypt there is only package-lock.json

I was asking for help for another question and the moderator mentioned I don't have the package.json file, but I don't recall it being provided and it didn't download for me on npm install

Thanks to anyone who can help!

2 Answers

Zack Lee
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Zack Lee
Courses Plus Student 17,650 Points

Package.json is created when you initiate your npm modules. Just run

npm init

From the cli and it should build your package.json automatically.

Edward Pledger
Edward Pledger
2,757 Points

They should probably mention this in the tutorial for those of us that like to follow along on our own computer and not the provided Workspace. Was hoping somebody had asked this same question already.

word- completely sympathize as I also ran into this issue. I think it's safe to always begin your node packages with npm init and then install any additional package as you see fit.