My Yeoman generator for scaffolding npm projects


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This is my Yeoman generator for scaffolding npm projects. It's pretty tailored to my personal tastes, but feel free to use it if you want. Maybe our tastes are similar.


  • Prompts you for all info and options. No need to remember a bunch of command line arguments.
  • Generates "ignore" files – .gitignore, .npmignore, .jshintignore
  • Enforces code styling via .jshintrc, .jscsrc, .editorconfig
  • Keeps your dependencies up-to-date via npm-check-updates
  • Adds npm scripts for building, testing, deploying, and updating dependencies.
  • Unit testing with Mocha, Chai, and Sinon, plus code coverage via Istanbul
  • Web browser support via Browserify, Bower, and Karma


Install the generator using npm.

npm install -g @bigstickcarpet/generator-npm

NOTE: Yeoman generators must be installed globally (using the -g flag). If you get any permissions errors, you can fix them by granting yourself access to the npm directories. Using sudo or an administrator account as a workaround is not recommended.

Getting Started

To scaffold an npm project, just run the following command.

yo @bigstickcarpet/npm

Depending on where you run this command, it will behave slightly differently:

  • When run in an existing npm project directory, it will update and/or repair any missing/corrupted files in the project.

  • When run in any other directory, it will create a brand new npm project. You will be prompted for the project name and other information.

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

The npm package download data comes from npm's download counts api and package details come from npms.io.