So yea you don't need a friend to send you a CD-ROM anymore to install node modules. You can use the World Wide Web! Pretty exciting.
On a more serious note, if your front-end is stored in a sub directory of your project, for example:
❯ tree -d -L 2 . ├── assets | ├── package.json | └── package-lock.json └── app
Normally you would
cd into assets, run
npm i, and
cd back out to the project root so you can go back to doing important things:
cd assets npm i cd -
Or you can push and pop, cause you're kinda smart
pushd assets && npm i && popd
Or if you're a really cool kid you'd use a sub-shell
(cd assets && npm i)
But wait! There's another option - use the
prefix CLI option in NPM!
npm i --prefix assets
It works really well for those long Dockerfile