Sometimes folders like
node_modules consume too much space and then a small cleanup may be needed.
Recently we were in the need to create (and host) an own npm module. Setting up a private repository with sinopia seemed like a bit too much work for hosting just a single npm package. So I decided to use the built-in functionality of npm to directly refer to a git repository in the package.json file. This worked fine on "my machine" but failed on my co-workers machine. It turned out that we were both using the same version of nodejs and npm but we were running different versions of git. I had a recent version of git running. My co-worker's git version was pretty old (1.7.x). I advised that we should upgrade git any try again. And guess what, after the upgrade npm install worked perfectly fine.