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Update global top level npm packages

Update global top level npm packages


npm update -g updates all global packages and their dependencies, see npm/npm#6247.


  1. Either use the shell script or windows batch here instead.

    The shell script is forked from See the discussion there.

  2. Or use to interactively select which global/local packages to update

    # install
    npm -g i npm-check
    # interactive update of global packages
    npm-check -u -g
    # interactive update for a project you are working on
    npm-check -u

Sample using npm-check -u

@echo off
setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion
set packages=
for /f "usebackq delims=: tokens=3" %%f in (`npm -g outdated --parseable --depth=0 -q`) do set packages=!packages! %%f
:: Note: on windows, the first : separates drive in package path.
call npm install -g%packages%
exit /b %errorlevel%
set -e
set -x
for package in $(npm -g outdated --parseable --depth=0 -q | cut -d: -f2)
npm -g install "$package"
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