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NPM pack and unpack in 2 seconds

⭐️ Super short note on NPM pack ⭐️

I needed a quick way to check what files were included in my NPM package bundle and wanted to locally “zip” and “unzip” my NPM Package. This is how you can achieve it 👇

// create a packed tgz file
$ npm pack;
// will unzip the file and install it in a folder called package
$ tar -xzf <path to tgz file>

That’s all for today folks.

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Christina Hastenrath

Molecular Biologist turned Software Engineer. I write about my code. Connect with me on Twitter @etTinchen