I just used npkill to clean up 7 GB of disk space

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You don't even know how much space your node_modules folders are taking up until you use this tool!

npkill will scour all subfolders from where you run it and allows you to easily clear out the node_modules folder.

When you need to run the projects in the folders again, you can simple run npm install to restore the dependencies.

Here's what happened for me:

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For a longer introduction and description, see Carlos Caballero's article here.

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