How to update Node.js and NPM to next version ?
Follow the link to download and install Node.js: Download Node.js
Update Node.js to the latest stable version: Node.js can be updated from the official Node.js website as well as through the command line using Node Version Manager(nvm). nvm was originally developed for Linux systems, however nvm can be installed separately for Windows system by the following steps:
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- Go to this site
- Install and unzip the nvm-setup.zip file
- From cmd type nvm -v to ensure nvm is installed.
After installing nvm, the following can be done to update Node.js to the latest version:
nvm install <version>
Check the list of available Node.js version in the system using the following command:
To use the desired version, use the following command:
nvm use <version>
Update npm: To update NPM, use the following command:
npm install -g npm
Below is a demonstration for updating Node.js and npm versions for Linux systems.
Install nvm in Linux:
# curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.34.0/install.sh | bash
# wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.34.0/install.sh | bash
Check if nvm is installed successfully
Open a new terminal nvm -v
To install latest version of node, use the following command.
# nvm install node or # nvm install -lts or # nvm install
Check all the available version of node on the system:
# nvm ls
Use a particular version
# nvm use
Update npm to latest version:
# npm install -g npm