Install NPM Packages from GitHub Directly

Published: Aug 20, 2020 - Updated: Mar 16, 2022

Today I’m going to share how to install npm packages from GitHub repository.

Installing Package

Visit your npm package repository and copy the https URL of the repo. Then run like this to install the package:

npm install https://github.com/expressjs/express

We can also set a specific version number like this:

npm install https://github.com/expressjs/express#semver:4.17.1

After installing the package, it’ll add the following dependency to package.json file.

"dependencies": {
  "express": "git+https://github.com/expressjs/express.git"
}
That’s it. Thanks for reading. ?