Using bower to install ionic and/or angular directives


I cannot figure out why running the command - bower install ionic, also installs angular, angular-ui-router, collide, and others into my www/lib folder. i thought that was all included in the ionic package, but whenever I use bower to install any angular directives or to update ionic, I end up bringing in all those folders. I know there is probably a simple answer, but I can not figure it out. Thanks!


I am also curious about that, moreover is it safe to remove them?


I believe that these are installed due to the content of Ionic’s bower.json file. The dependenies listed there (and their dependancies) will all be downloaded I think.

As for removing them I’d say this was safe.