Removing unused node modules with yarn
March 11, 2021 ‐ 1 min read
Every now and then I install a node module to test something out. Or haven't decided which package to use for a certain use-case and install multiple packages that do the same thing.
You can remove those packages from the dependencies section in your package.json, but that doesn't remove the package from the
node_modules folder. Yarn has an autoclean command that removes unnecessary dependencies.
$ yarn autoclean
What about npm?
npm offers a similar command to remove unnecessary dependencies;
$ npm prune