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The TypeScript Definition Manager.

Deprecation Notice: Regarding [email protected]

For users doing

typings install dt~ --global
and receiving errors.

Starting from TypeScript 2.0, users can install typings using

npm install @types/
. These typings are coming from DefinitelyTyped. In the future, we hope redirects will be enabled to support existing maintainers to contribute effectively to NPM's
as they did to

Typings on DefinitelyTyped have also moved to the external module format supported by TypeScript. This finally solved the real problem that Typings was trying to solve! It also means it will cause errors such as:

> typings install dt~angular --global 

typings ERR! message Attempted to compile "angular" as a global module, but it looks like an external module. You'll need to remove the global option to continue.

To resolve this, we recommend moving to TypeScript 2.0's official aquisition method (

npm install @types/angular
). You can also drop the
flag from
, though some definitions on DefinitelyTyped may not work with the Typings approach because of new TypeScript features (namely UMD namespaces).

This project will remain operational for the foreseeable future, but is effectively deprecated. New projects should use

from NPM.

Quick Start

# Install Typings CLI utility.
npm install typings --global

Search for definitions.

typings search tape

Find a definition by name.

typings search --name react

If you use the package as a module:

Install non-global typings (defaults to "npm" source, configurable through defaultSource in .typingsrc).

typings install debug --save

If you use the package through <script>, it is part of the environment, or

the module typings are not yet available, try searching and installing with --global:

typings install dt~mocha --global --save

If you need a specific commit from github.

typings install d3=github:DefinitelyTyped/DefinitelyTyped/d3/d3.d.ts#1c05872e7811235f43780b8b596bfd26fe8e7760 --global --save

Search and install by version.

typings info envnode --versions typings install env[email protected] --global --save

Install typings from a particular source (use <source>~<name> or --source <source>).

typings install env~atom --global --save typings install bluebird --source npm --save

Use typings/index.d.ts (in tsconfig.json or as a /// reference).

cat typings/index.d.ts


Typings is the simple way to manage and install TypeScript definitions. It uses

, which can resolve to the Typings Registry, GitHub, NPM, Bower, HTTP and local files. Packages can use type definitions from various sources and different versions, knowing they will never conflict for users.

typings install debug --save

The public registry is maintained by the community, and is used to resolve official type definitions for JavaScript packages.

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  • npm
    - dependencies from NPM
  • github
    - dependencies directly from GitHub (E.g. Duo, JSPM)
  • bitbucket
    - dependencies directly from Bitbucket
  • jspm
    : - dependencies from installed JSPM packages with typings distributed. Requires
    [email protected]+
  • bower
    - dependencies from Bower
  • common
    - "standard" libraries without a known "source"
  • shared
    - shared library functionality
  • lib
    - shared environment functionality (mirror of
    ) (
  • env
    - environments (E.g.
    ) (
  • global
    - global (
    ) libraries (
  • dt
    - typings from DefinitelyTyped (usually


# Installation
# Fork this repo (
# Clone the fork (E.g. ``)
cd typings

Install modules

npm install


npm run build


npm run test

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