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How to update NPM ?

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  • Last Updated : 31 May, 2020
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NPM (Node Package Manager) is the default package manager for Node.js and is written entirely in JavaScript. It manages all the packages and modules for Node.js and consists of command-line client npm. It gets installed into the system with the installation of Node.js. The required packages and modules in the Node project are installed using NPM.

The update of the NPM means the update node package manager to the latest version. The update of NPM updates the Node.js and modules to the latest version.


npm update [-g] [<pkg>...]

Here, -g refers to global and pkg refers to package.

Method 1: Using npm update command to update the node package manager.

npm update -g

Method 2: Using npm@latest command to update the node package manager.

npm install npm@latest -g

Method 3: Using PPA repository (only for Linux).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs npm

Method 4: Using cache cleaning & stable installing (only for Linux).

sudo npm cache clean -f
sudo npm install -g n
sudo n stable

Method 5: Using npm@next to update the node package manager.

npm install -g npm@next

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