NPM is a package manager for nodejs and many other languages. Currently, I was running nodejs version v5.4.0 on my system. I was in required to install Latest nodejs package on my system. After searching I found the best and easier way to Upgrade Node.js version using NPM quickly. It works perfectly for me and hopes so for you.
Steps to Upgrade Node.Js
Use the following steps to install or upgrade node.js to latest available version.
Current NodeJs Version –First check current nodejs version on your system using following command. In my case it is v5.4.0.
Clean Cache Forcefully –Now clean all npm cache from your system forcefully.
sudo npm cache clean -fnpm WARN using --force I sure hope you know what you are doing.
Install n Module –After cleaning all cache from your system, now install n modules using npm command.
sudo npm install -g n/root/.npm-global/bin/n -> /root/.npm-global/lib/node_modules/n/bin/n + [email protected]
Install Nodejs –Let’s install or update latest nodejs version on your system using n module.
sudo n lts installing : node-v12.18.4 mkdir : /usr/local/n/versions/node/12.18.4 fetch : https://nodejs.org/dist/v12.18.4/node-v12.18.4-linux-x64.tar.xz installed : v12.18.4 (with npm 6.14.6)
Setup Binary Link -Now link your node binary with latest nodejs installed binary file using following command.
sudo ln -sf /usr/local/n/versions/node/12.18.4/bin/node /usr/bin/node
Check Nodejs Version -Finally recheck your nodejs version. You will find that it showing latest version on your system.