Update Node Using a Package Manager

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Node package manager, or npm, helps you discover, share, and use code, along with managing dependencies.

Node comes with npm pre-installed, but the manager is updated more frequently than Node. Run npm v to see which version you have, then npm install npm@latest g to install the newest npm update. Run npm v again if you want to make sure npm updated correctly.

To update Node, you’ll need npm’s handy n module. Run this code to clear npm’s cache, install n, and install the latest stable version of Node:

To install the latest release, use n latest. Alternatively, you can run n #.#.# to get a specific Node version.

Check your new node version with