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Created Oct 6, 2015
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A simple bash script to update Node.js to the latest version.
echo "> Getting latest version number"
VERSION=v${1:-$(curl | sed -e 's/^.*"version":"\([^"]*\)".*$/\1/' | head -n 2 | tail -n -1 | cut -c 2-)}
echo "> Downloading $VERSION of node.js"
curl -s${VERSION}/${NODEJS}.tar.xz | tar xvfJ -
echo "> Setting ownership of /usr/local to $USER"
sudo chown -R ${USER}:${USER} /usr/local
echo "> Moving extracted node.js binaries"
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/${NODEJS} && mv ${NODEJS} /usr/local/lib
echo "> Symlinks"
sudo rm -f /usr/local/bin/{iojs,node,npm,node-gyp}
ln -s /usr/local/lib/${NODEJS}/bin/node /usr/local/bin/node
ln -s /usr/local/lib/${NODEJS}/bin/node /usr/local/bin/node
ln -s /usr/local/lib/${NODEJS}/bin/npm /usr/local/bin/npm
echo "node.js version: $(node -v), npm version: $(npm -v)"
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