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How to install node and nvm on a Mac osx (mojave)

Written by:

Alejandro Sanchez

There are several ways to install node on any mac, but my recommendation will be to install it using brew and nvm.
I think that is the best approach for several reasons:

  1. You will find that some times you want to switch between several versions of node depending on the libraries that you use, you dont want to be stuck in just one version.
  2. Brew is an amazing package manager for mac that contains very mature packages already bullet prove on any possible bugs.

Steps to install:

  1. Install brew (if you don't have it already)

According to the brew official website you only to paste need one command on the console:

1 $ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
  1. Install NVM using brew
1 $ brew install nvm
  1. Load it in the terminal
1$ mkdir -p ~/.nvm 2$ echo $'export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm"\n. "/usr/local/opt/nvm/nvm.sh"' >> ~/.bash_profile
  1. Restart your current terminal
1$ source ~/.bash_profile
  1. Install node version 8 or whatever version you want
1$ nvm i 8

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