4 reasons to avoid using `npm link`

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  • nvm

    Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions

    Global install can also override existing binaries depending on your PATH configuration—the variable of paths the shell uses to lookup commands from. If you're using nvm, your configuration is likely susceptible to this.

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  • rimraf

    A `rm -rf` util for nodejs

    Many packages on npm are designed to make changes to the file-system, such as rimraf or a code linter. In an accident, the consequences of running file-system altering code can be detrimental.

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