I'm just wondering what might be the risks associated with manipulating the
contents of the node_modules folder outside the normal "npm install" etc
commands. IOW ... are there reasons why the a raw "drop in" of packages
into the node_modules is a bad idea Vs doing it through the normal "npm
I have a colleague proposing this basic idea as a solution to a problem we
have (longer story that probably doesn't need airing here). For me, it just
feels like the wrong thing to do (scares me), but my "gut feeling" is not a
good enough reason for me to say that I think we should not consider doing
So, I'd love if someone could enlighten me to the potential dangers, or if
there's no real danger and nothing to worry about.
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