Skip to content

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

Last active April 13, 2023 20:35
What would you like to do?
# lazyload nvm
# all props goes to
# grabbed from reddit @
lazynvm() {
unset -f nvm node npm npx
export NVM_DIR=~/.nvm
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/" ] && . "$NVM_DIR/" # This loads nvm
if [ -f "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" ]; then
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" # This loads nvm bash_completion
nvm() {
nvm $@
node() {
node $@
npm() {
npm $@
npx() {
npx $@
Copy link

This does not work incase a script is run directly ./script.js.
script.js looks like:

#!/usr/bin/env node
# everything else

because env tries to find node within current paths which is not updated by the nvm due to lazy load.

solution that I found works is to create individual shell script for each of the command in the path which would trigger lazynvm(). nvm will then initialize node path at the beginning of the $PATH so that the next node call will run the node from the right path.

[ -s "$NVM_DIR/" ] && . "$NVM_DIR/"
. $(dirname "$0")/lazynvm
node $@

and then add both to $PATH in your .zshrc:

export PATH="~/lazy-load:$PATH"  # assuming both files are inside ~/lazy-load dir

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment