How to develop node library referenced via local directory from another project?
Per this answer, when you reference a local dependency in
package.json the local package will be copied to
node_modules. This is not ideal when I'm developing a package and just referencing it from another project as I want to verify the library works correctly within another project. It seems every time I make a change to the library, I have to go back to my consuming project, delete the
node_modules/my-library folder and rerun
npm install each time for it to copy the library back. If I don't delete the folder first it doesn't seem to copy the latest version over.
If I develop directly inside
node_modules/my-library it's not ideal because that folder isn't version controller, unlike the local folder referenced in
Another option would be to create an example project within the
my-library repo, but I'd prefer to go that route as a last resort.