Upgrading the Latest Version
To ensure you have access to the latest features, security updates, and bug fixes, it's essential to upgrade Node.js to the latest version.
Checking Current Node.js Version
Before upgrading, let's check the current version of Node.js installed on your system. Open your terminal or command prompt and run the following command:
This will display the current version of Node.js installed on your machine.
Using NPM to Upgrade Node.js
If you have NPM (Node Package Manager) installed, you can use it to upgrade Node.js easily. First, ensure you have the latest version of NPM by running:
npm install -g npm
After updating NPM, you can use the following command to upgrade Node.js to the latest version:
npm install -g node
NPM will handle the upgrade process and install the latest version of Node.js.
Using NVM to Upgrade Node.js
If you are using NVM (Node Version Manager) to manage Node.js versions, you can upgrade Node.js using the following steps:
# List Available Node.js Versions
To see the available Node.js versions, you can run the following command:
This will display a list of available Node.js versions.
# Install the Latest Node.js Version
To install the latest Node.js version, you can run:
nvm install node
NVM will download and install the latest stable version of Node.js.
# Set the Latest Node.js Version as Default
If you want to set the latest installed version as the default, you can run:
nvm use node
This will set the latest Node.js version as the default, so it will be used whenever you open a new terminal or command prompt.
Verifying the Node.js Version
After upgrading Node.js, you can verify that the upgrade was successful by running the following command:
This will display the newly upgraded Node.js version.