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How to install node8 on mac osx 2017-08-20.

How to install node8 on mac osx

At an absolute minimum, you need to go into the home directories (the ones that start with ~/) and make sure you are okay with deleting the contents of those directories. If you are unsure if this will delete anything important, you should stop now and find another alternative for re-installing Node.js, because this approach is pretty destructive.

rm -rf ~/local
rm -rf ~/lib
rm -rf ~/include
rm -rf ~/node*
rm -rf ~/npm
rm -rf ~/.npm*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/node*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/include/node*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/node
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/npm
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/share/man/man1/node.1
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/dtrace/node.d

Or better:

First part to delete - https://gist.github.com/DanHerbert/9520689

rm -rf /usr/local/lib/node_modules
brew uninstall node

then to install - https://gist.github.com/DanHerbert/9520689#gistcomment-2129349

brew install node
npm install npm --global
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commented Aug 20, 2017

brew install node

gives:

Downloading https://nodejs.org/dist/v8.4.0/node-v8.4.0.tar.xz
==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/node/8.4.0 --without-npm --with-intl=system-icu
==> make install
==> Downloading https://registry.npmjs.org/npm/-/npm-5.3.0.tgz
==> node /private/tmp/node-20170820-29397-1gm0jc8/node-v8.4.0/npm_bootstrap/bin/npm-cli.js install -ddd --global --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/node/8.4.0/libexec /Users/user/Library/Caches/Homebrew/node--npm
==> Caveats
Bash completion has been installed to:
/usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d
==> Summary
/usr/local/Cellar/node/8.4.0: 4,152 files, 47.3MB, built in 15 minutes 55 seconds

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