by Sai gowtham

How to change the cache path or location in Npm

Learn, how to change the default cache directory path or location in npm.

The default cache directory path is ~/.npm on Posix, or %AppData%/npm-cache on Windows.

Change the cache path

To change the cache path in npm, you need to run the following command by replacing it with your cache path.

Example for Windows users:

npm config set cache C:\Myapps\nodejs\cache --global

Example for Mac or Linux users:

npm config set cache ~/desktop/nodejs/cache --global

You can also specify the cache folder path at the time of installing the npm package like this.

npm install date-fns --cache ~/Desktop/seal

This above command stores the cache inside the Desktop/seal folder.

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