Popularity
4.7
Growing
Activity
9.6
Declining
2,845
41
72

Description

pnpm uses hard links and symlinks to save one version of a module only ever once on a disk. When using npm or Yarn for example, if you have 100 projects using the same version of lodash, you will have 100 copies of lodash on disk. With pnpm, lodash will be saved in a single place on the disk and a hard link will put it into the node_modules where it should be installed.

As a result, you save gigabytes of space on your disk and you have a lot faster installations! If you'd like more details about the unique node_modules structure that pnpm creates and why it works fine with the Node.js ecosystem, read this small article: Why should we use pnpm? https://www.kochan.io/nodejs/why-should-we-use-pnpm.html

Monthly Downloads: 49,855
Programming language: TypeScript
License: MIT License

Recently added pnpm resources

Do you know of a usefull tutorial, book or news relevant to pnpm?
Be the first to add one!

pnpm Recommendations

There are no recommendations yet. Be the first to promote pnpm!

Have you used pnpm? Share your experience. Write a short recommendation and pnpm, you and your project will be promoted on Awesome JavaScript.
Recommend pnpm

pnpm alternatives and related libraries

Based on the "Package Managers" category

Do you think we are missing an alternative of pnpm or a related project?

Add another 'Package Managers' Library

Popular Comparisons