NPM-SUBMODULE(1)                                              NPM-SUBMODULE(1)

       npm-submodule -- Add a package as a git submodule

       npm submodule <pkg>

       If the specified package has a git repository url in its package.json
       description, then this command will add it as a git submodule at
       node_modules/<pkg name>.

       This is a convenience only.  From then on, it´s up to you to manage
       updates by using the appropriate git commands.  npm will stubbornly
       refuse to update, modify, or remove anything with a .git subfolder in

       This command also does not install missing dependencies, if the package
       does not include them in its git repository.  If npm ls reports that
       things are missing, you can either install, link, or submodule them
       yourself, or you can do npm explore <pkgname> -- npm install to install
       the dependencies into the submodule folder.

       ·   npm help json

       ·   git help submodule

                                   July 2013                  NPM-SUBMODULE(1)