Set up npm packages for development tasks

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This is a plugin for webdev-setup-tools . This plugin enables easy installation of nodejs global packages as defined in your projects package.json.

Installing Npm Package

npm install webdev-setup-tools-npm-globals --save


To automate both the installation and updates of global npm packages as required by your project. To manually install these packages with npm would typically take a separate installation command for each package in your project. Additionally, to install the maximum compatible version of each module required by your project using semantic version ranges provided for each module.


This plugin determines the packages to install from the "web-dev-setup-tools" field in the package.json your project root. This field typically has the following syntax:
"web-dev-setup-tools": {
    "node": {
      "install": ">=7.0.0",
      "globals": {
        "bower": "^1.0.0",
        "grunt-cli": "~1.0.0",
        "gulp": ">=3.9.1",
        "windows": {
          "windows-build-tools": "^1.2.0"
        // other npm packages to install ...
    // other packages to install ...


Install all required global npm modules ```sh let setuptools = require('webdev-setup-tools-npm'); setuptools.installNpmGlobalPackages(); ```

Important Notes For Windows Users

Due to built in Windows security features and restrictions, there are a number of additional steps that need to be taken by windows users. Please refer to the Important Notes For Windows Users section of webdev-setup-tools for more detailed instructions.

Release History

  • 1.0.0 Initial release