Steps to Upgrade NodeJs

NPM is a package manager for nodejs and many other languages. Currently I was running nodejs version v0.10.37 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 update your nodejs version using NPM quickly. It works perfectly for me and hope so for you.

Steps to Upgrade NodeJs:-

Use the following steps to install or upgrade nodejs to latest available version.

  • Current NodeJs Version – First check current nodejs version on your system using following command. In my case it is v0.10.37.
    rahul@tecadmin:~$ node -v 
  • Clean Cache Forcefully – Now clean all npm cache from your system forcefully.
    rahul@tecadmin:~$ sudo npm cache clean -f 
    npm 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.
    rahul@tecadmin:~$ sudo npm install -g n 
    /usr/local/bin/n -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/n/bin/n
    n@2.0.2 /usr/local/lib/node_modules/n
  • Install Nodejs – Let’s install or update latest nodejs version on your system using n module.
    rahul@tecadmin:~$ sudo n stable 
         install : node-v5.0.0
           mkdir : /usr/local/n/versions/node/5.0.0
           fetch :
       installed : v5.0.0
  • Setup Binary Link – Now link your node binary with latest nodejs installed binary file using following command.
    rahul@tecadmin:~$ sudo ln -sf /usr/local/n/versions/node/5.0.0/bin/node /usr/bin/node  
  • Check Nodejs Version – Finally recheck your nodejs version. You will find that it showing latest version on your system.
    rahul@tecadmin:~$ node -v 

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