community.general.npm module – Manage node.js packages with npm

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 4.8.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.npm.

Synopsis

  • Manage node.js packages with Node Package Manager (npm).

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • npm installed in bin path (recommended /usr/local/bin)

Parameters

Parameter

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ci

boolean

Install packages based on package-lock file, same as running npm ci.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

executable

path

The executable location for npm.

This is useful if you are using a version manager, such as nvm.

global

boolean

Install the node.js library globally.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

ignore_scripts

boolean

Use the --ignore-scripts flag when installing.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

name

string

The name of a node.js library to install.

boolean

added in 2.5.0 of community.general

Use the --no-bin-links flag when installing.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

no_optional

boolean

added in 2.0.0 of community.general

Use the --no-optional flag when installing.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

path

path

The base path where to install the node.js libraries.

production

boolean

Install dependencies in production mode, excluding devDependencies.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

registry

string

The registry to install modules from.

state

string

The state of the node.js library.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • latest

unsafe_perm

boolean

Use the --unsafe-perm flag when installing.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

version

string

The version to be installed.

Examples

- name: Install "coffee-script" node.js package.
  community.general.npm:
    name: coffee-script
    path: /app/location

- name: Install "coffee-script" node.js package on version 1.6.1.
  community.general.npm:
    name: coffee-script
    version: '1.6.1'
    path: /app/location

- name: Install "coffee-script" node.js package globally.
  community.general.npm:
    name: coffee-script
    global: yes

- name: Remove the globally package "coffee-script".
  community.general.npm:
    name: coffee-script
    global: yes
    state: absent

- name: Install "coffee-script" node.js package from custom registry.
  community.general.npm:
    name: coffee-script
    registry: 'http://registry.mysite.com'

- name: Install packages based on package.json.
  community.general.npm:
    path: /app/location

- name: Update packages based on package.json to their latest version.
  community.general.npm:
    path: /app/location
    state: latest

- name: Install packages based on package.json using the npm installed with nvm v0.10.1.
  community.general.npm:
    path: /app/location
    executable: /opt/nvm/v0.10.1/bin/npm
    state: present

Authors

  • Chris Hoffman (@chrishoffman)