In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to install the npm packages directly from the GitHub repository.
- Navigate to the npm package GitHub repository.
- Copy the
httpsURL available on the browser tab and run the
npm installcommand like this.
npm install https://github.com/expressjs/express
This above command installs the
express package from the GitHub repository and it adds the following dependency to your
You can also install the particular version of an npm package from the GitHub repository by specifying a version number like this.
npm install https://github.com/expressjs/express#semver:4.17.0
This installs the express version
You can find the version numbers of an npm package by clicking on the
Note: Some of the GitHub repositories doesn’t support you to install it using the npm.