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Manage non-packages with NPM, Bower, etc?


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Can NPM, Bower, or any similar Node.js based frameworks download non-"packages" for my project?

I try to keep external libraries out of my repo as much as possible by having something like NPM download them for me (and then ignoring them in my repo).

However, every so often I run across something which doesn't have a package.json or anything similar. It's just one fixed file, either a zip or a random file.



Bower can install arbitrary files from a URL. This URL can point to a single file or an archive (which will be exploded).
For example:

bower install

Or in you bower.json

"dependencies": {
  "funcunit": ""

In addition, Bower will also be able to install a package from a Github repository even if it does not contain a bower.json file. It will simply checkout the entire tag/branch.


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What type of database is the best for storing array or object like data [on hold]

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Is there a before() function in Protractor?

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What does a [Function] (wrapped in square brackets) mean when inside of a javascript object?

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How to use promises to do series without duplicate code

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Create n:m objects using json and sequelize?

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Calculate a file hash and save the file

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call functions in async with node which is more recomended Q or callback

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Access Node-Webkit App from other Application

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What does this line in NodeJs mean?

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Add multiple rows from same model AngularJS

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Waiting for promises - code hangs

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I am trying to make a Node.js app that will have an embedded chat. I am using to create that chat. I have attempted to set up my server / client, but the client does not seem to be connecting. I have my application to set log when sockets...

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Socket.IO message doesn't update Angular variable

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What are some patterns I can look at for database implementations in JavaScript?

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I'd like to count the documents with the matching “name” property AND group them by “name” at the same time

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websockets - reject a socket connection

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how can I import a file in node.js?

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jQuery DataTables with Node.js

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