[Fixed] npm WARN : No description field in Node


In this short post, we will see how to fix the "npm WARN: No description" field warning in our node project.

Sometimes when using npm install to install an npm package to our project we may come across an npm warning in our terminal like this

npm WARN myApp@1.0.0 No description

+ csv@5.3.2
updated 1 package and audited 369 packages in 1.785s

2 packages are looking for funding
  run `npm fund` for details

found 0 vulnerabilities

As you can see we get a warning message, "npm WARN myApp@1.0.0 No description".

What does the warning mean?

It means that my JavaScript project myApp does not have the description field or the field is empty in the package.json file.

So how to fix the issue?

To remove the warning message from showing up in the terminal, we have two solutions.

Solution 1 : Add the description field in the package.json file of our project as shown below.

{
  "name": "myApp",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "My Vue Application",
  "main": "index.js",
  "scripts": {
    "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
  },
  "keywords": [],
  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC",
  "dependencies": {
    "flikity": "^4.0.3"
  }
}

Note: You cannot leave the description field empty. You must write something to remove the warning.

Solution 2: Set the project private in package.json to remove the warning. For example

{
  "name": "myApp",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "main": "index.js",
  "private": true,
  "scripts": {
    "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
  },
  "keywords": [],
  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC",
  "dependencies": {
    "flikity": "^4.0.3"
  }
}

We have to add the private field in the package.json file and set it as true.

So, this is how you can remove "Npm WARN: No description" from showing up on your terminal.


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