Open package docs and git repository links with npm
When we need to quickly see the documentation for an npm package, we generally either go to the package website or use a search engine right?
There is a quicker way to directly go to the package docs or git repository right from
To open the package documentation
npm docs [package-name]
This essentially opens the
Homepage link you see on the npm website.
npm docs react will open reactjs.org.
To open the package Git repository
npm repo [package-name]
This opens the
Repository link you see on the npm website.
npm repo react will open https://github.com/facebook/react.
What about Yarn?
I'm not aware of an exactly similar feature in Yarn. But
yarn info <package> [<field>] comes close. It will display the information about the
package right in your terminal instead of opening links.
yarn info next will display the information about
next package. You can also see specific information about a field like
yarn info next description or
yarn info next readme.
Although, I found it inconsistent. For me
yarn info react readme shows
undefined. Check the yarn info docs for more.