How do I update Node.js?

Created by Oliver SchafeldLinked to 1.3m issues across 178 teams

tl;dr

Here's how to update Node.js:

Step 1: Check your current version of Node.js. To check which version of Node.js you are currently using, open your terminal and type the following command:

node --version

Step 2: List all installed versions of Node.js. To list all versions of Node.js you have installed, type the following command:

nvm ls

Step 3: List all available versions of Node.js To list all versions of Node.js available for installation, type the following command:

nvm ls-remote

Step 4: Install a specific version of Node.js To install a specific version of Node.js, type the following command, replacing the version number with the version you wish to install:

nvm install <version number>

Step 5: Set the active version of Node.js To set the active version of Node.js, type the following command, replacing the version number with the version you wish to use:

nvm use <version number>

And that's it! You have successfully updated Node.js.

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