Jan 8, 2020· 2 mins to read

How to install nodejs in macos

How to install nodejs in macos

In this article, we will see how to install nodejs in macos. How to Install/Update Nodejs in Mac OSX.

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Basically there are few methods to install Nodejs in Mac. they are,

Using Node version Manager(nvm)

Firstly install the nvm in your machine using the command

curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.35.2/install.sh | bash

the above command downloads the binary and stores it in ~/.nvm. Now you need to add the variable in the bash profile.


and add the following code in the profile

export NVM_DIR="$([ -z "${XDG_CONFIG_HOME-}" ] && printf %s "${HOME}/.nvm" || printf %s "${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/nvm")"
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" # This loads nvm

For Reference : nvm docs

you can verify the installation of nvm using the command

command -v nvm

Now, you can install or update the nodejs using nvm easily

nvm install 10
nvm use 12

Using Node Package Manager(npm)

you can install nodejs using a npm package called n. Once it is installed, make sure to clear the cache using the command

sudo npm cache clean -f

After that install the n npm module in your machine

npm install -g n

Now, you can install the nodejs using the command

n 10.16.0
n lts


Once you complete the installation of nodejs and npm . you can verify the installation using the command,

npm --version
node --version

it will show you the installed versions of nodejs and npm. How to install nodejs in macos.

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