package-lock.json gitignore?

Most developers don’t understand the package-lock.json file. But the lockfile is an important configuration file of your node.js project.

Should you gitignore package-lock.json?

The short answer is, NO. package-lock.json ensures that your node_modules dependency tree is locked to a particular version of dependencies and helps to ensure the same tree is replicated across different environments.

This link explains the concept of package-lock.json entirely:

https://compilezero.medium.com/package-lock-json-the-complete-guide-2ae40175ebdd