When you install a node.js package, you get the latest version. But, what if you need to get the latest version of the packages in an old project? Let me show you how I do it

Imagine, Below is what we’ve in the package.json of a project –

	"name": "projects_sass",
	"version": "1.0.0",
	"description": "",
	"main": "gulpfile.js",
	"dependencies": {
		"gulp": "^4.0.2"
	"devDependencies": {
		"gulp-autoprefixer": "^7.0.1",
		"gulp-cssbeautify": "^2.0.1",
		"gulp-sass": "^4.1.0",
		"node-sass": "^4.14.1"
	"author": "WickeDev",
	"license": "ISC"


Now, We run the npm outdated to find out the new releases of the packages.

To update the packages to the latest version, We need to install the npm-check-updates package globally.

npm install -g npm-check-updates


Now we just run this command –

ncu -u


Above command will change the version to the latest in the package.json file. Then we just have to run this command to update the package files –

npm update


That’s it! We’ve all our node.js dependencies updated to the latest version.