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How to update NodeJS and NPM to the latest versions

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Lately, I am starting to work on the Vuejs project. I installed NodeJS and NPM before but now I want to update them to the latest version. Today I would like to share with you.

Update NPM to the latest version

First, open your terminal then run the command line below.

Check NPM version

npm -v

My result of the command is 6.4.1

Then runs the command below for update the NPM to the latest version

npm install npm@latest -g

Check NPM version again

npm -v

My result of the command is 6.13.0

Update NodeJS to the latest version

For Windows, it is very simple to update the NodeJS. Simply go to the NodeJS website and download the .msi file and reinstall the NodeJS on your computer. I use the LTS version.

For Linux and Mac, just uses the command below.

Check NodeJS version

sudo node -v

My result of this command is v10.15.1

Install n Module

sudo npm install -g n

If you want to check what n module does, just visit this link.

Update to the latest version

sudo n latest

After updating, I check my NodeJS version, my result of this command is v12.13.0

Update to the latest stable version

sudo n stable

That’s it. When I update NPM it takes time. So you have an old NPM version just like me, you can expect a bit more time to update the NPM to the latest version.