Generate only a package-lock.json file with npm
April 13, 2022 ‐ 1 min read
package-lock.json file is a useful tool for installing packages in a continuous integration environment.
package-lock.json file gets updated whenever you run
If you wish to locally generate a new
package-lock.json without installing or updating the dependencies you can use a special option to the
npm install command.
npm version 6, don’t confuse this with your node.js version, you can use the
--package-lock-only option to create a new lock file.
$ npm install --package-lock-only
Using this option won't install new node modules, even though using the
install subcommand does suggest so.
To find out which
npm version you are using you can use:
$ npm --version