Gulp is an toolkit helps developers for the automation of painful workflow during the development. This tutorial will help you to install Gulp on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and LinuxMint operating systems.
Step 1 – Installing Node.js
First of all, you need to install node.js on your system. Use following set of commands to add node.js PPA in your Ubuntu system and install it.
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_12.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install nodejs
Make sure you have successfully installed node.js and NPM on your system
node --version npm --version
Step 2 – Install Gulp.js on Ubuntu
After installation of Node.js and Npm on your system, use the following commands to install Gulp CLI globally on your system.
npm install -g gulp-cli
You have successfully installed the Gulp CLI tool on your system. Switch to your existing node.js application directory or create a new application with the below commands:
mkdir my-project && cd my-project node init
Then add the Gulp module to your project
npm install --save-dev gulp
All done, Let’s check the installed version of Gulp CLI on your system and Gulp module in your application with the following command.
gulp --version CLI version: 2.2.0 Local version: 4.0.2