So I just wanted to share this to those who don't listen to the podcast (you should) and for myself as a reference:
$ npm config set init.author.name "Simon Ljungberg" $ npm config set init.author.email email@example.com $ npm config set init.author.url http://iamsim.me/ $ npm config set init.license MIT
Now the next time you run
npm init those will be used as the defaults! Very nice time saver.
But there's more!
If you run the very intuitive command
npm help 7 config you'll get a list of all the configurations you can set! There are many. I'm off to exploring me some man-pages!