If you are looking for a quick way to update your project dependencies to the latest versions, you are in the right place. In this article, you will learn how to do it in three steps!
Let's say you have a project with a couple of outdated dependencies and you want to update them.
Now you might ask yourself:
- how to update them?
- should I update them one by one or all of them in one go?
- what commands or tools should I use?
The solution is to use the
npm-check-updates package, which upgrades your project dependencies to their latest versions.
To use the package, you can either install it globally or use
npx. This article shows how to use it with the
1. The first step is to go to your project's directory and run:
The above command displays all the outdated dependencies from your project.
The image illustrates an example output. The output shows the current versions and the latest versions.
2. The next step is to update the dependencies by running:
npx npm-check-updates -u
The command doesn't automatically install the new versions. It just overwrites your
package.json file with the latest versions.
That means you have to install them yourself, which takes us to the third step.
3. Install the new versions
The last step is to install the new versions by running:
npm install // or yarn install
After the command finishes, you are done! The project will use the latest versions.
It's important to note that the package updates the dependencies even if it's a major version. That could introduce breaking changes, so be careful!