Strange npm Errors

I’ve gotten some strange errors with npm which were resolved by clearing npm’s cache. The brute force method is:

sudo npm cache clean -f

This falls under the same category as strange C/C++ behaviour resolved by removing all .o files, strange Python behaviour resolved by removing all .pyc files. Caching or otherwise keeping around intermediaries is a boon for speed, but can bite when the cache gets stuffed up.

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