3 Way Techniques to Update Node.js on Linux, Windows & macOS


Let’s Update your Node.js:

Well, as we all know that Node.js is a superior open sourced technology. Node.js is very fast growing and effective community. Plenty of users are daily working their way on this source. That’s why it is highly recommended to use the latest version of Node.js to achieve high excellence. As Node team is always ready for better and improved version of the system. The latest version of Node can be very easily installed on all the leading platforms life, Linux, Windows, OSX, and others.

But, still, if you are not comfortable with all the updating process and needs little guidance. Then, my fellas, you are at right place as we have not one but three different ways to update Node.js. So, you can follow any of three ways and take full advantage of the latest version of Node.

3 Notorious Way to update Node.js on Linux base!

  1. Update Node Using Node Version Manager.

This is the far most recommended and easy method to update Node on Linux base. Using Node Version Manager aka nvm, you can very effectively update your nodes. To opt this approach you need a C++ compiler, as well as the build-essential and libssl-dev packages. You can first run the update and later on, you can subscribe to the package. To install the update for nvm you simply use this cURL:

curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.32.1/install.sh | bash

Firstly you have to close and reopen the terminal for better success. You can also check success by using command -v nvm. The command will automatically ready everything for installation. So, once your set up is ready then you can easily by clicking on update button install new version of Node.js

  1. Update Node Using a Package Manager

Well, if you are not comfortable with nvm, then you can go for Node Package Manager or npm. This is the second best option for Linux users. Npm helps you discover, share, and use the code, along with managing dependencies. The nodes come preinstalled with the npm and manager is more frequently updated. Run npm -v to see which version you have, then npm install npm@latest -g to install the newest npm update. Run npm -v again if you want to make sure npm updated correctly.

  1. Update Node Using a Using Binary Packages.

This route has few difficulties, but still, if you are desperate to follow this route, then I’ll not stop you. From the official website of Node.js, you will get 32-bit or 64-bit Linux binary file. You can directly install from the browser, but using the console is beneficial. You need to keep in mind that the specific Node version might change as updates are released. That’s why to unpack the file xz-utils are required. To install them run sudo apt-get install xz-utils. Next, use this code to install the binary package in usr/local:

tar -C /usr/local –strip-components 1 -of node-v6.9.2-Linux.x64.tar.xz

Node Updates to Windows and macOS machines

Well, Windows and macOS users can visit the download section at the official website of Node. js and download the binary file. But, why to take difficult path when direct plugins for Windows and macOS users is available. Just simply use pre-made installers, .msi for Windows and .pkg for macOS, and leave rest in the hands of installation wizards. macOS users can take above-mentioned nvm and npm instructions also. So, guys update your Node.js and work more efficiently.

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