A little agent that removes the node_modules folder of non-active projects 🗑️
node_modules directory holds thousands or even millions of files, resulting in taking a lot of space in your hard disk.
wipe-modules, a little agent that wipes (eats, literally) that big
node_modules directory of non-active projects.
Why in Earth would you want to have those monster-sized
node_modules folders on inactive projects? You got your
package.json to recreate it whenever you want, right?
I got the idea when I saw this Wes Bos tweet.
6 hours into a time machine restore - node_modules with millions of files is killing me pic.twitter.com/2KirOXF2v2
Problem solved now! 🎉🎊
$ npm install --global wipe-modules
That's it! 😄
$ bpkg install -g bntzio/wipe-modules
$ curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bntzio/wipe-modules/master/wipe-modules.sh -o ~/bin/wipe-modules && chmod +x ~/bin/wipe-modules
All set! 🙂
If you're using zsh or a different shell, make sure to have
~/bin in your
$ wipe-modules --help Usage: wipe-modules [path] [days] [options] Path: The full path of your code directory Days: The days you want to set to mark projects as inactive Options: -D, --dry Only show node_modules to be removed Example: wipe-modules ~/code 30 That will remove the node_modules of your ~/code projects whose been inactive for 30 days or more.
wipe-modules can be executed as a background job using using cron ⌛
To set a cron job, download the
cron-file file included in the repo.
$ curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bntzio/wipe-modules/master/cron-file -o ~/Desktop/cron-file
This will download the
cron-file and put it in your
cron-file holds the following syntax:
0 11 * * * $HOME/bin/wipe-modules ~/code_dir 30
That is the crontab (cron table) file, it instructs cron to run the
wipe-modules ~/code_dir 30 script everyday at 11:00 am.
cron-file to match your own needs, see how to set up a crontab for more info.
Note: depending on how you installed
wipe-modules you need to set the correct path of the
wipe-modules.sh shell script in your
cron-file for cron to find and execute the script.
Now set the
cron-file crontab file in cron using:
$ crontab ~/Desktop/cron-file
And you're done! 👏
To check if you've successfully added your crontab type:
$ crontab -l
It should display your crontab.
To edit a crontab, use
crontab -e and to delete all crontabs use
crontab -r will destroy all your crontabs, that's why it's a good idea to keep your crontab commands in a
Cron is only supported in unix operating systems.
Watch this screencast to learn how to use
wipe-modules and see what it does.
MIT © Enrique Benitez