[Fixed] Huge number of files generated for every Angular project


I wanted to start a simple hello world app for Angular.

When I followed the instructions in the official quickstart the installation created 32,000 files in my project.

I figured this is some mistake or I missed something, so I decided to use angular-cli, but after setting up the project I counted 41,000 files.

Where did I go wrong? Am I missing something really really obvious?


There is nothing wrong with your configuration.

Angular (since version 2.0) uses npm modules and dependencies for development. That’s the sole reason you are seeing such a huge number of files.

A basic setup of Angular contains transpiler, typings dependencies which are essential for development purposes only.

Once you are done with development, all you will need to do is to bundle this application.

After bundling your application, there will be only one bundle.js file which you can then deploy on your server.

‘transpiler’ is just a compiler, thanks @omninonsense for adding that.

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