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Node.js

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine.

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Here we will install nvm to use multiple Node.js version.

You can install basic Node.js package but with NVM, you can change Node.js version when you want. Check last version on NVM GitHub and change it if you want latest.

Here, the NVM version is 0.39 and Node.js version is 20.15.0 LTS.

Installation

Download NVM

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curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.39.7/install.sh | bash

Add this into ~/.zshrc

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If NVM is already in ~/.zshrc, you can skip this step.

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vim ~/.zshrc
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export NVM_DIR="$([ -z "${XDG_CONFIG_HOME-}" ] && printf %s "${HOME}/.nvm" || printf %s "${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/nvm")"
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" # This loads nvm

Reload ~/.zshrc

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source ~/.zshrc

Usage

Now you can use nvm, install Node.js v20.15.0 and config nvm to use it.

List all Node.js versions

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nvm ls-remote

Install Node.js v20.15.0

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nvm install 20.15.0

Use Node.js v20.15.0

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nvm use 20.15.0

Set v20.15.0 as default

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nvm alias default 20.15.0

Use default Node.js version

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nvm use default

Check Node.js version

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nvm ls
node -v

Install another version

If you want to install another version, you can use nvm install command.

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nvm install 14.17.0

And to use it

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nvm use 14.17.0

Usage with absolute path

If you want to use Node.js with absolute path, you can use nvm which command.

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nvm which 20.15.0

You can use this path to run Node.js.

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/home/user/.nvm/versions/node/v20.15.0/bin/node ./index.js

Errors

If you have an error like nvm: command not found, you can check if nvm is in ~/.zshrc.

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cat ~/.zshrc

If it's not there, you can add it.

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export NVM_DIR="$([ -z "${XDG_CONFIG_HOME-}" ] && printf %s "${HOME}/.nvm" || printf %s "${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/nvm")"
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" # This loads nvm

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