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Should I delete the 3rdpartylicenses.txt file in Angular?


When I build Angular application, the 3rdpartylicenses.txt file is output in the publish folder.

Can I delete it when publishing to my domain? Is it mandatory to avoid copyright infringement? enter image description here

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If that file is not needed, is there any way to avoid creating the file with each build?


Solution

  • The 3rdpartylicenses.txt file is automatically generated by Angular CLI when building an application using the ng build --prod command.

    This file contains a list of licenses for third-party libraries used in the application. It is not mandatory to keep this file when publishing to a domain, but it is recommended to avoid copyright infringement. If you choose to delete the file, make sure to keep a record of the licenses for all third-party libraries used in the application

    There is no way to prevent Angular CLI from creating the 3rdpartylicenses.txt file with each build.

    However, you can use the --extractLicenses=false flag to prevent the license information from being removed from minified JS files