Install Node Version Manager with Homebrew

It is now easier than ever to get Node Version Manager up and running on Mac OSX using Homebrew.   I have previously blogged about setting up Homebrew on Mac OSX, and setting up NodeJS with NVM on Mac OSX. However now things are even easier.

Once you have Homebrew up and running on your mac now you can simply open your terminal window and execute the following commands :

This will install Node Version manager.  There is one glitch at the time of writing, which may be resolved in a package update later.

I did need to create a ./bash_profile in order for my settings to be remembered across terminal sessions. To do this I simply fired up nano and entered in some details.

Once I had the text editor open I provided these following details

Saved the file then ensured that terminal picked this up every time it ran by :

Once complete I could install as many versions of NodeJS as required and I even installed the latest Version 6.

using commands:

 
Once you have all the versions of node you need. It is easy enough to switch between the different versions

You can check which version of node is actually currently in use, by either

or simply using

Gary Woodfine

Founder & CTO of threenine.co.uk. Experienced full stack software developer well versed in delivering web & mobile applications utilizing cloud architectures. Areas of speciality include cross platform development in .net , PHP, JavaScript.

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