It is generally a good practice to commit the package-lock.json file to version control along with your other source files.
The package-lock.json file is used to lock down the exact versions of the package dependencies that are installed in your project. It ensures that your project is using the same versions of the dependencies on all machines, regardless of the version ranges specified in the package.json file. This helps to prevent potential issues caused by differences in dependency versions between machines.
The package-lock.json file is automatically generated by npm whenever you install a package using npm install or npm update. It is updated to reflect the exact versions of the dependencies that are installed in the node_modules directory.
In general, it is a good idea to commit the package-lock.json file anytime you make changes to your project's dependencies, such as adding, updating, or deleting dependencies.