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Using Node Version Manager


Node Version Manager (nvm) is a version manager for node.js allowing you to choose what node version to use and install.


Installing nvm

First of all, let's start by updating and upgrading everything.

You can update and upgrade everything by running the following:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt -y install wget

After that, Run the following to install:

wget -qO- | bash

After that finishes running, run the following:

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

This will load nvm and let you use it.

Using nvm

In this example, we'll be installing Node v16. To install, just run the following:

nvm install v16

Should look like this:


If for some reason it doesn't start using it automatically after installed, run this:

nvm use v16   

If the version isn't available it'll provide an error saying to install it. That should conclude the install and how to use process.

Usage of nvm can be found here.