npmr solves some deficiences in the implementation of local modules in npm 2. It aspires to be deprecated once similar functionality lands in npm.
npm install -g npmr
/** * Like `npm install` except will notice if changes have been * made to local modules and update them. Run from within module dir. */ npmr install /** * Like `npm ls` except only prints local modules. */ npmr ls /** * Like `npm publish` but replaces package dependencies specified * by local paths with their version so we can publish to npm. */ npmr publish