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npm-link | What NPM won't tell you!

Hello readers. So back with another easy yet unexplored feature of npm/yarn packages. We as frontend developers / SDK developers, have to deal with more than one repositories where we actually code contribute. Most SDK developers would know this already or they use the not-so-well documented 'npm link' command . /**  *  @disclaimer  * Please read this post fully before executing any command. My scenario might not be the same as yours.  * This article below uses a repo from my current workplace as an example which is open-source and does not violate the Cisco Confidentiality Policies */ To make this article easier to understand, some representations, Host - Package that needs another local package as part of its node modules. Let's assume the path to this package is  ~/Documents/Repos/demo-app Adhoc - Local package that is added into another package as a dependency. Let's assume the path to this package is  ~/Documents/Repos/semver-monorepo What is npm link? This is a co