Virtual Environments for Node
If you want a global
nave command, you could install this thing with npm.
But that's not really necessary. You can run the
nave.sh shell script
from here, or symlink it wherever you want.
Usage: nave <cmd> Commands: install <version> Install the version passed (ex: 0.1.103) use <version> Enter a subshell where <version> is being used use <ver> <program> Enter a subshell, and run "node <program>", then exit usemain <version> Install in /usr/local/bin (ie, use as your main nodejs) clean <version> Delete the source code for <version> uninstall <version> Delete the install for <version> ls List versions currently installed ls-remote List remote node versions ls-all List remote and local node versions latest Show the most recent dist version help Output help information <version> can be the string "latest" to get the latest distribution. <version> can be the string "stable" to get the latest stable version.
That's about it. Enjoy.
$NAVE variable to see which version is being used.
you how many layers in you are. (A lot of
nave use commands can create a
nested situation. Not really sure what this would be useful for, though.)
When you're done using a specific version of node, just exit the shell to return to where you were before using nave.
nave borrows concepts, inspiration, and code from Tim Caswell's "nvm" and Kris Kowal's "sea" programs.
Sea is really nice, but is very tied to Narwhal. Also, it's a require.paths manager, which nave is not.
Nvm is also really nice, but has to be sourced rather than being run, and thus is a little bit wonky for some use cases. But it doesn't involve subshells, which makes it better for many others.