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Node Version Manager

Node Version Manager

Note: refers to any version-like string nvm understands. This includes:

  • full or partial version numbers, starting with an optional "v" (0.10, v0.1.2, v1)
  • default (built-in) aliases: node, stable, unstable, iojs, system
  • custom aliases you define with nvm alias foo

Any options that produce colorized output should respect the --no-colors option.

Usage: nvm --help Show this message nvm --version Print out the installed version of nvm nvm install [-s] Download and install a , [-s] from source. Uses .nvmrc if available --reinstall-packages-from= When installing, reinstall packages installed in <node|iojs|node version number> --lts When installing, only select from LTS (long-term support) versions --lts= When installing, only select from versions for a specific LTS line --skip-default-packages When installing, skip the default-packages file if it exists --latest-npm After installing, attempt to upgrade to the latest working npm on the given node version --no-progress Disable the progress bar on any downloads nvm uninstall Uninstall a version nvm uninstall --lts Uninstall using automatic LTS (long-term support) alias lts/*, if available. nvm uninstall --lts= Uninstall using automatic alias for provided LTS line, if available. nvm use [--silent] Modify PATH to use . Uses .nvmrc if available --lts Uses automatic LTS (long-term support) alias lts/*, if available. --lts= Uses automatic alias for provided LTS line, if available. nvm exec [--silent] [] Run on . Uses .nvmrc if available --lts Uses automatic LTS (long-term support) alias lts/*, if available. --lts= Uses automatic alias for provided LTS line, if available. nvm run [--silent] [] Run node on with as arguments. Uses .nvmrc if available --lts Uses automatic LTS (long-term support) alias lts/*, if available. --lts= Uses automatic alias for provided LTS line, if available. nvm current Display currently activated version of Node nvm ls List installed versions nvm ls List versions matching a given nvm ls-remote List remote versions available for install --lts When listing, only show LTS (long-term support) versions nvm ls-remote List remote versions available for install, matching a given --lts When listing, only show LTS (long-term support) versions --lts= When listing, only show versions for a specific LTS line nvm version Resolve the given description to a single local version nvm version-remote Resolve the given description to a single remote version --lts When listing, only select from LTS (long-term support) versions --lts= When listing, only select from versions for a specific LTS line nvm deactivate Undo effects of nvm on current shell nvm alias [] Show all aliases beginning with nvm alias Set an alias named pointing to nvm unalias Deletes the alias named nvm install-latest-npm Attempt to upgrade to the latest working npm on the current node version nvm reinstall-packages Reinstall global npm packages contained in to current version nvm unload Unload nvm from shell nvm which [current | ] Display path to installed node version. Uses .nvmrc if available nvm cache dir Display path to the cache directory for nvm nvm cache clear Empty cache directory for nvm

Example: nvm install 8.0.0 Install a specific version number nvm use 8.0 Use the latest available 8.0.x release nvm run 6.10.3 app.js Run app.js using node 6.10.3 nvm exec 4.8.3 node app.js Run node app.js with the PATH pointing to node 4.8.3 nvm alias default 8.1.0 Set default node version on a shell nvm alias default node Always default to the latest available node version on a shell

Note: to remove, delete, or uninstall nvm - just remove the $NVM_DIR folder (usually ~/.nvm)

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