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What is npm install -g npm

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Hello

I am learning node and the node package manager. I understand the npm is to install libraries and packages etc. I understand node.js runtime is what will execute the javascript code but in the tutorial I am following it says to do this

npm install -g npm

This is installing the npm package according to the guide. What is the npm package?

Ive read these pages:
https://www.npmjs.com/
https://www.npmjs.com/package/npm

The first page gives common packages which people install, one of which is npm, a javascript package manager

I thought i had already installed the node package manager with node? Please can you explain the difference between the npm command line tool and the npm package you install with it?

Many thanks
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