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 :
$ brew install nvm
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.
$ sudo nano ~/.bash_profile
Once I had the text editor open I provided these following details
export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm" . "$(brew --prefix nvm)/nvm.sh"
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.
nvm install 6.9.2 nvm install 5.7.0 nvm install 5.5.0 nvm install 5.3.0 nvm install 4.2.0 nvm install 0.12
Once you have all the versions of node you need. It is easy enough to switch between the different versions
nvm use 6.9.2
You can check which version of node is actually currently in use, by either
or simply using
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