A story about npm publish / unpublish
Today I sat down and wrote a tiny package called wait-for-user-input. it can be used to wait for
stdin input in a command line script.
After I published the package on registry.npmjs.org, I noticed that I accidentally published it with the npm account from work..
docs.npmjs.com/cli/unpublish to the rescue!
If no version is specified, or if all versions are removed then the root package entry is removed from the registry entirely.
So I ran a few
npm unpublish by decrementing the version in the
package.json, and the package was removed from npm.
npm, tell me who am i 👍
npm whoami prints the username of the currently logged in user on the shell.
npm login command with my personal account credentials, I double checked that I was logged in with my personal account.
~/D/p/wait-for-user-input (master) npm whoami christian_fei
npm publish 👎
I was almost ready to publish to npm, but I was blocked by this error:
~/D/p/wait-for-user-input (master) npm publish npm ERR! publish Failed PUT 403 npm ERR! code E403 npm ERR! wait-for-user-input cannot be republished until 24 hours have passed. : wait-for-user-input ~/D/p/wait-for-user-input (master)
In fact, on docs.npmjs.com it’s clearly written that:
with the default registry (registry.npmjs.org), unpublish is only allowed with versions published in the last 24 hours. If you are trying to unpublish a version published longer ago than that, contact [email protected]
So, now I need to:
- ~wait 24 hours~
- ~publish again under the correct npm account~
Check out the updated section!
how to avoid
is there a prepublish hook that could check that the usernames from a github repo match the one on npm?
I don’t know. Maybe one day I’ll find it out and report back.
Do you know if there is a way to have multiple npm accounts on the same shell? (e.g. ~/.aws/credentials)
⚡️ it worked!
wait-for-user-input is available on npm!
(under the correct account this time 😅)