check download size of npmjs packages before downloading


Keywords
npmjs, download, size, tar, package
License
MIT
Install
npm install download-size@1.4.0

Documentation

npm download size

Are you on slow connection or limited mobile plan? Care about tarball size of your package? Care about bloat? How many bytes download are npm i lodash? Check with

$ download-size lodash
lodash@4.17.4: 303.39 KiB

before installing!

npm-download-size is also available online: https://arve0.github.io/npm-download-size/

Package sizes are resolved through a server side API, so only statistics is ever downloaded while using this tool.

Install

npm install -g download-size  # 2 KiB download

Usage

$ download-size lodash
303.39 KiB
$ download-size request
1.24 MiB
$ download-size async
401.05 KiB
$ download-size chalk
30.49 KiB
$ download-size express
1.08 MiB

The reported size includes all dependecies. download-size gets size from the gzipped tarballs (e.g. http://registry.npmjs.org/lodash/-/lodash-4.17.4.tgz), so space on disk will be higher.

Why?

Many node packages are bloated beyond belief. This tool helps you take an informed decision. Should you rely on that package? 1,1 MB for doing HTTP requests you say? Take a stand against bloat!

License

MIT