What is that npm, how to install this?


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Hey @redstonephilipp!

Correct me if I am wrong, but NPM is the package manager for Javascript, it is an acronym for Node Package Manager. (Edit: based on the below replies, apparently, NPM is an abbreviation.) It is included in Node.js Repls by default.

For more information, you can see the documentation for NPM.


Actually, npm does not stand for Node Packager Manager.

Is “npm” an acronym for “Node Package Manager”? Contrary to popular belief, npm is not in fact an acronym for “Node Package Manager”; It is a recursive bacronymic abbreviation for “npm is not an acronym” (if the project was named “ninaa”, then it would be an acronym).

Taken from (official):

But anyway, it is used to install, update and remove packages. Something like Python’s pip.

That’s not what you quoted says. It just says that NPM is not an acronym, but an abbreviation. So although lilchiky is correct that it does indeed stands for Node Package Manager, they were wrong that it is an acronym, as it is an abbreviation.


npms page states that that is not the case. The full section: