Node Version Manager
First you'll need to make sure your system has a c++ compiler. For OSX, XCode will work, for Ubuntu, the build-essential package works. You'll also need
git if you want to track HEAD.
To install create a folder somewhere in your filesystem with the "
nvm.sh" file inside it. I put mine in a folder called "
Or if you have
git installed, then just clone it:
git clone git://github.com/creationix/nvm.git ~/.nvm
Then add two lines to your bash profile:
NVM_DIR=$HOME/.nvm . $NVM_DIR/nvm.sh nvm use
The first line loads the
nvm function into your bash shell so that it's available as a command. The second line sets your default node version to the latest released version.
To download, install, and use the v0.1.94 release of node do this:
nvm install v0.1.94
And then in any new shell just use the installed version:
nvm use v0.1.94
If you want to track HEAD then use the clone command:
Then in any new shell you can get this version with:
nvm use HEAD
When you want to grab the latest from the node repo do:
If you want to see what versions you have installed issue:
If you want to install nvm to somewhere other than
$HOME/.nvm, then set the
$NVM_DIR environment variable before sourcing the nvm.sh file.