Linux: Best way to install node & npm

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  • nvm

    Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions

    or, just use nvm (https://github.com/nvm-sh/nvm) or fnm (https://github.com/Schniz/fnm). fnm is nice because it does not lag shell startup as much as nvm. these latter two options may be better for dev than production, just since it is mostly installed to your local environment

  • fnm

    🚀 Fast and simple Node.js version manager, built in Rust

    or, just use nvm (https://github.com/nvm-sh/nvm) or fnm (https://github.com/Schniz/fnm). fnm is nice because it does not lag shell startup as much as nvm. these latter two options may be better for dev than production, just since it is mostly installed to your local environment

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  • n

    Node version management

    https://github.com/tj/n to install node and manage versions

  • asdf

    Extendable version manager with support for Ruby, Node.js, Elixir, Erlang & more

    asdf can install and manage not only Node, but most any other language runtime or related tool.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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