– Giacomo1968 Mar 31 '19 at 3:56. not ok code 0 Note that you will have to repeat the same procedure with every node version, the prefix is set back to (in my case) /usr/local after installation. How can I use nvm without losing the prefix for my globally installed packages? To do that create a new directory in your home folder: Once you have set the above configurations, you should be able to install the npm dependencies from behind a proxy server. And lastly, there is always the ability to set parameters via npm config set. I have set the prefix on purpose to avoid the sudo npm . 1 @JakeGould Thanks for the links! Use --json to show the settings in json format. Installation. npm config set. I have found a solution by manually removing the .npmrc file and reissuing the command. $ npm config get prefix /usr This is the prefix we want to change, in order to install global packages in our home directory. I am trying to run another NodeJS version with nvm but getting this error: $ nvm use v4.2.4 nvm is not compatible with the npm config "prefix" option: currently set to "/Users/z/.npm-global" Run `npm config delete prefix` or `nvm use --delete-prefix v4.2.4` to unset it. You might encounter this issue while working on Angular or Node projects from behind a proxy server. not just using node index.js). Any environmental variable set with the npm_config_ prefix will be used to configure npm. When I tried npm config delete prefix or nvm use --delete-prefix before using npm --prefix="" set prefix "", I got only: npm ERR! It is not uncommon to need or desire to work in different versions of nodejs.A preferred method among node users is to use NVM (Node Version Manager). In this quick tutorial, you learnt how to install the required npm dependencies from behind a proxy server. There are LTS releases too: nodejs-lts-fermium - For 14.X version; nodejs-lts-erbium - For 12.X version; nodejs-lts-dubnium - For 10.X version; Alternate installations. npm config set key value Sets the config key to the value. Notice the prefix npm_package_config_, which tells Node where to get the variable from. If value is omitted, then it sets it to "true". get npm config get key Echo the config value to stdout. $ nvm use v4.2.4 nvm is not compatible with the npm config "prefix" option: currently set to "/Users/z/.npm-global"Run `npm config delete prefix` or `nvm use --delete-prefix v4.2.4` to unset it. Note: This will only work when you run your project through an npm script (i.e. Configuration appended to other commands like this does not persist everywhere, so it can become tiresome to set an array of configurations via the CLI. Use -l to also show defaults. Wrapping It Up. Configuration management for the npm cli. Now, add the following line to the ~/.profile file: It does the management of configuration files that npm uses, but importantly, does not define all the configuration defaults or types, as those parts make more sense to live within the npm CLI itself. In those cases, it may be better to set configuration using environmental variables. Install the nodejs package. For example if a package has version 1.2.3, by default its version is set to ^1.2.3 which allows minor upgrades for that package, but after npm config set save-prefix='~' it would be set to ~1.2.3 which only allows patch upgrades. This module is the spiritual descendant of npmconf, and the code that once lived in npm's lib/config/ folder. list npm config list Show all the config settings. @npmcli/config. 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