How to upgrade or downgrade Node.js using npm
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Need to update your version of Node.js? Here's how you can upgrade or downgrade from the command line using npm.
Upgrading to the latest stable version #
This will update you to the latest available stable version:
sudo npm cache clean -f sudo npm install -g n sudo n stable
Upgrading to the latest LTS version #
Node also offers a long-term support (LTS) version. If you need that version (or any other), simply specify the version number you want:
sudo npm cache clean -f sudo npm install -g n sudo n 4.4.2
Checking your Node version #
To see which version of Node is currently installed, simply run:
The version number displayed is the one that's currently active on your machine.