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Error: Cannot find module 'time-grunt'

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment


I try install time-grunt local and global, clear npm cache, update npm, but nothing helps.
I get:

 Loading "Gruntfile.js" tasks...ERROR
 Error: Cannot find module 'time-grunt'
 Warning: Task "default" not found. Use --force to continue.

My version od packages:
node: ‘0.10.31’,
npm: ‘1.4.23’

After run:
npm install –save-dev time-grunt
in package.json state:

"devDependencies": {
"grunt": "^0.4.5",
"time-grunt": "^1.0.0"

This is part of my grunfile.js:

module.exports = function( grunt ) {

     // grunt tasks here
     // load tasks here
     // register task here

Other grunt tasks runing without error.

I not understand what is wrong.

How I can test correctly installation of time-grunt by command line?


You need to add it inside dependencies and not within devDependencies. This way you don’t need to separately run $ npm install --save-dev time-grunt

  "name": "grunt-build",
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "time-grunt": "^1.3.0"
  "devDependencies": {
    "grunt": "^0.4.5",
    "grunt-contrib-clean": "~0.7.0",
    "grunt-contrib-compress": "~0.5.0",
    "grunt-contrib-concat": "~0.5.0",
    "grunt-contrib-copy": "^0.8.0",
    "grunt-contrib-uglify": "~0.5.0",
    "grunt-remove-logging": "~0.2.0"


use npm install or sudo npm install in the folder with package.json


I ended up installing all grunt dependencies manually.

npm install time-grunt
npm install load-grunt-config

and then all modules listed here:

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Note: you can install all of the dependencies in the photo above in one go with npm install.

Finally I ran the grunt command and it worked!