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@@ -28,7 +28,18 @@ To say "yes" to the 0.x cleanup, but skip the prompt:
curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | clean=yes sh
-If that fails, try this:
+If you get permission errors, you can either install node someplace that
+you have permission to write to (recommended!) or you *can* place a **very
+unsafe amount of trust** in me, and in your network, and do this:
+
+ curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sudo sh
+
+**Note**: You need to `sudo` the `sh`, **not** the `curl`. Fetching stuff
+from the internet typically doesn't require elevated permissions.
+
+## Dev Install
+
+To install the latest **unstable** development version from git:
git clone https://github.com/isaacs/npm.git
cd npm
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@@ -35,7 +35,18 @@ <h2 id="Simple-Install">Simple Install</h2>
<pre><code>curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | clean=yes sh</code></pre>
-<p>If that fails, try this:</p>
+<p>If you get permission errors, you can either install node someplace that
+you have permission to write to (recommended!) or you <em>can</em> place a <strong>very
+unsafe amount of trust</strong> in me, and in your network, and do this:</p>
+
+<pre><code>curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sudo sh</code></pre>
+
+<p><strong>Note</strong>: You need to <code>sudo</code> the <code>sh</code>, <strong>not</strong> the <code>curl</code>. Fetching stuff
+from the internet typically doesn't require elevated permissions.</p>
+
+<h2 id="Dev-Install">Dev Install</h2>
+
+<p>To install the latest <strong>unstable</strong> development version from git:</p>
<pre><code>git clone https://github.com/isaacs/npm.git
cd npm
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@@ -56,7 +56,25 @@ curl http://npmjs\.org/install\.sh | clean=yes sh
.IP "" 0
.
.P
-If that fails, try this:
+If you get permission errors, you can either install node someplace that
+you have permission to write to (recommended!) or you \fIcan\fR place a \fBvery
+unsafe amount of trust\fR in me, and in your network, and do this:
+.
+.IP "" 4
+.
+.nf
+curl http://npmjs\.org/install\.sh | sudo sh
+.
+.fi
+.
+.IP "" 0
+.
+.P
+\fBNote\fR: You need to \fBsudo\fR the \fBsh\fR, \fBnot\fR the \fBcurl\fR\|\. Fetching stuff
+from the internet typically doesn\'t require elevated permissions\.
+.
+.SH "Dev Install"
+To install the latest \fBunstable\fR development version from git:
.
.IP "" 4
.

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