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npm-shrinkwrap.json - A publishable lockfile


npm-shrinkwrap.json is a file created by npm help npm shrinkwrap . It is identical to package-lock.json, with one major caveat: Unlike package-lock.json, npm-shrinkwrap.json may be included when publishing a package.

The recommended use-case for npm-shrinkwrap.json is applications deployed through the publishing process on the registry: for example, daemons and command-line tools intended as global installs or devDependencies . It’s strongly discouraged for library authors to publish this file, since that would prevent end users from having control over transitive dependency updates.

If both package-lock.json and npm-shrinkwrap.json are present in a package root, npm-shrinkwrap.json will be preferred over the package-lock.json file.

For full details and description of the npm-shrinkwrap.json file format, refer to the manual page for npm help package-lock.json.

See also

  • npm help shrinkwrap
  • npm help package-lock.json
  • npm help package.json
  • npm help install

Author: dt

Created: 2022-02-20 Sun 09:34