Using CLI to Change npm package.json "type" to "module"/"commonjs"

Very short one today.

You can use the built-in npm pkg command to modify the type field in your package.json directly via the command line.

Here's how:

Set type to "module"

npm pkg set type=module

Change back to "commonjs" or another value

npm pkg set type=commonjs

Remove the type field entirely

npm pkg delete type

Handy, right?

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