These are few npm command line commands for Node that I use few times a week to keep my packages up to date with latest versions.
Updating NPM version in Windows:
npm install -g npm
Updating NPM version in Linux / Mac OSX:
sudo npm install -g npm
Finding versions of global modules:
npm list -global --depth 0
Update Specific package. For e.g. core-js
npm update core-js –save
Update all packages
npm update --save
Find outdated packages
Installing all Dev Dependencies
Installing all regular dependencies.
What are Dev Dependencies ?
Everything we will require during development. For e.g. testing frameworks, transpilers, etc.
What are Regular Dependencies ?
Everything needed for the application to run in production. For e.g. jQuery, React, etc. that the application will need to run in production