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 "<program>", then exit use <name> <ver> Create a named env, using the specified version. If the name already exists, but the version differs, then it will update the link. 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.
When you're done using a specific version of node, just exit the shell to return to where you were before using nave.
$NAVEThe current shell. Either a version, or a name and version.
$NAVENAMEThe name of the current shell. Equal to
$NAVEVERSIONin unnammed environments.
$NAVEVERSIONThe version of node that the current shell is pointing to. (This should comply with
$NAVELVLThe level of nesting in the subshell.
$NAVE_DEBUGSet to 1 to run nave in
$NAVE_DIRSet to the location where you'd like nave to do its business. Defaults to
If nave doesn't seem to update the version of node that you're using,
make sure you're not explicitly setting the
PATH environ in your
.bashrc or .bash_profile files. Nave works by setting the PATH, so you
should change any line like this:
to something like this instead:
Prior to version 0.2, nave would run programs as
However, this is somewhat more limiting, so was dropped. If you prefer the
old style, just prefix your command with
Nave requires bash. It will probably never work on Windows, or other systems lack a native Bourne Again Shell. Sorry.
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 some others.