npm – install dependencies for a package in a different folder?

I have the following directory structure:

/some_project
    source.js
    package.json

I would like to install the dependencies for some_project. I know I could cd into some_project and then run npm install

But I was wondering if it’s possible without changing the directory ? Something like

npm install some_project/package.json 

Answer

You can use the npm install <folder> variant with the --prefix option. In your scenario the folder and prefix will be the same:

npm --prefix ./some_project install ./some_project

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