List all outdated NPM packages installed to my project?

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rusty1_rusty1 on May 2, 2022

How do I get a full list of all the outdated NPM packages installed to my JavaScript application?

By outdated, I mean that there is a newer version of the NPM package to install and use in my application. So it would only be packages that I'm not using the latest version of in my application.

Thanks for the help in advance!

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coderguy on May 4, 2022

You can use the npm outdated command.

It will output something that looks like this:

Package             Current  Wanted  Latest  Location                         Depended by
axios                0.22.0  0.22.0  0.27.2  node_modules/axios               website
next                 12.1.5  12.1.6  12.1.6  node_modules/next                website
showdown              1.9.1   1.9.1   2.1.0  node_modules/showdown            website
showdown-highlight    2.1.8   2.1.8   3.0.0  node_modules/showdown-highlight  website

This output includes NPM dependencies in your project that are outdated and have a new version to install and use.

More info in the NPM documentation.

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looper003 on May 4, 2022

The npm-check-updates package may work for you.

Install it globally on your machine:

npm install -g npm-check-updates

Then run the ncu command inside your application:


This will list all the new dependencies you can update in your project.

And you can update them with this command;

ncu -u
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