One of the most annoying features of npm for me is the spinner. Many times it runs long enough that I am wondering if it is still working or hung. Thankfully you can easily change this with the .npmrc file.
- On Linux/OSx, create the file ~/.npmrc
- On Windows, create the file %USERPROFILE%/.npmrc
Add the 2 lines below to the file
- Save the file
- Close your command prompt/terminal and reopen it.
- Run an npm install command and you will see log messages instead of the spinner.