The proper way of usage of link and unlink is crucial to maintain development of the packages for big projects. Many times you may notice unexpected results and waste of huge amount of time. (keep in mind --no-save)
cd yourbigproject npm link /dev/mypackage # your package dev path # to unlink (--no-save extremely important!) # you unlinking by passing id of your plugin (the same as it is in the package.json) npm unlink --no-save nameofyourplugin
Go to your extension folder (development) and link it globally.. Let say it is @nexssp/mypackage
cd dev/mypackage npm link . npm ls --depth=0 --link=true -g # should display your linked package
Now go to the project where you want to use linked package
cd mybigproject npm link @nexssp/mypackage # it will take the
If you will unlink without --no-save you will remove package from the package.json!
# important! of --no-save as you may endup removing the package from your package.json file! npm unlink --no-save @nexssp/package