npm install not working. Says that I need to check permissions?

Issue

I’m trying to install eslint on my machine right now but it is saying that I need to check permissions because its missing write access to /user/local/lib/node_modules. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks!

npm install -g eslint
npm WARN checkPermissions Missing write access to /usr/local/lib/node_modules
npm ERR! path /usr/local/lib/node_modules
npm ERR! code EACCES
npm ERR! errno -13
npm ERR! syscall access
npm ERR! Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/usr/local/lib/node_modules'
npm ERR!  { [Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/usr/local/lib/node_modules']
npm ERR!   stack:
npm ERR!    "Error: EACCES: permission denied, access '/usr/local/lib/node_modules'",
npm ERR!   errno: -13,
npm ERR!   code: 'EACCES',
npm ERR!   syscall: 'access',
npm ERR!   path: '/usr/local/lib/node_modules' }
npm ERR!
npm ERR! The operation was rejected by your operating system.
npm ERR! It is likely you do not have the permissions to access this file as the current user
npm ERR!
npm ERR! If you believe this might be a permissions issue, please double-check the
npm ERR! permissions of the file and its containing directories, or try running
npm ERR! the command again as root/Administrator (though this is not recommended).

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /Users/mkaplan/.npm/_logs/2019-03-03T18_05_46_487Z-debug.log

Solution

Try sudo npm install -g eslint

Answered By – Sam Walpole

Answer Checked By – Clifford M. (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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