What is difference between .bowerrc file and bower.json file

What is difference between .bowerrc file and bower.json file

The bower site explains the difference:

  • bower.json exists inside of a package. (at the root directory of a package). A package is contained code which other developers/packages can use. So if you make your own package, you need a bower.json. If you use another package, it must have a bower.json
  • .bowerrc exists either at the users home folder (aka ~) and/or the global folder (aka /). This file configures how the bower program (the command-line utility) will work. The configurations in this file are merged with configurations you can specify other ways (i.e. arguments via the command-line) so bower knows how to run

This repository also explains the difference (emphasis added):

Notice that configuration can be expressed in the .bowerrc file.

What is difference between .bowerrc file and bower.json file

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