At work, I ran into an issue that may have been related to an external dependency. I wanted to update the package to see if a future release fixed the issue.
To get the latest version of a package, you can use the
npm i package-name@latest
But what if you need the next most recent release? Or five versions ago? I wanted to see a list of published versions without having to leave the command line.
A quick search led me to Viewing All Versions of an NPM Package (Including Pre-Release) by Will Anderson. He pointed to the
npm view^[Anderson used the alias
npm show] command and illustrated how to use it:
npm view package-name versions
This will print all of the published versions of any package on the registry. Pretty handy!
Anderson mentions that this was undocumented in 2015, but today we have a page dedicated to the
view command on npm.