Install node using nvm on ubuntu/Mac

Install node using nvm on ubuntu/Mac

NVM stands for Node Version Manager. It helps you install, manage and switch between multiple Node.js versions on your system. Here are the steps to install Node.js using NVM:

Install NVM

You can install NVM using a script as follows:

curl -o- | bash

Or using wget:

wget -qO- | bash

This will clone the NVM repository and install it on your system.

You'll then need to add the following lines to your .bashrc or .zshrc file:

export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm"
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/"  
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion"

After reloading your terminal, you can verify the installation with:

nvm --version

Install Node.js

You can install Node.js with NVM using:

nvm install node

This will install the latest Node.js version. You can also specify a specific version:

nvm install 14.17.6

To install the latest LTS version, use:

nvm install --lts

Switch Node Versions

To switch to a Node.js version, use:

nvm use 14.17.6

You can also use an alias like node or lts:

nvm use node   # latest version
nvm use lts    # latest LTS version

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.