🚀 Fast and simple Node.js version manager, built in Rust (by Schniz)

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  • How to beautify java code reliably
    2 projects | dev.to | 7 Feb 2024
    Install nodejs: (I highly recommend using a node version manager like fnm) and to install a recent node version (current long term support is 16+)
  • Effective nodejs version management for the busy developer
    3 projects | dev.to | 4 Feb 2024
    I highly recommend setting up nodejs with a version manager, nvm was and still is a popular option, however, I now recommend and have been using fnm, a simpler and faster alternative to manage my nodejs versions.
  • Oh My Zsh
    19 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Jan 2024
    I switched from nvm to fnm a few years ago and have never looked back. Zero performance issues and it supports .nvmrc files.


  • Everything I Installed on My New Mac
    11 projects | dev.to | 3 Jun 2023
    fnm is a fast and simple Node.js version manager. It's really easy to use and is much faster than nvm.
  • Report on platform-compliance for cargo directories
    9 projects | /r/rust | 23 May 2023
    As a macOS user, it boils my brain whenever I've to type in something like ~/Library/Application Support/org.rust-lang.Cargo/config.toml. macOS users have been begging CLI tools to support XDG variables on macOS too. Setting defaults is a strong indication to the community what should be the "preferred" locations. The defaults defined in your article will invariably lead to some authors saying that if that path is good enough for cargo, then it is good enough for their tool. Even the latest draft RFC acknowledges that macOS should use XDG variables too. I've written more about this here.
  • Any plans to update Pop base?
    2 projects | /r/pop_os | 9 May 2023
    Install something like Fast Node Manager from https://github.com/Schniz/fnm and install your Node from there. I work in the software field and tend to use the LTS releases for the TypeScript/React projects I work on.
  • Building a modern gRPC-powered microservice using Node.js, Typescript, and Connect
    15 projects | dev.to | 20 Apr 2023
    You’ll need pnpm and Node.js installed on your machine + some tool for switching node versions (e.g. fnm or nvm will work fine);
  • Nvm or homebrew for Node install
    5 projects | /r/webdev | 11 Apr 2023
    Listing people's recommendations with links below. I'm glad I asked this question. I received a lot of good recommendations. Thanks All! * nvm (https://nvm.sh) - Simple to use and easy to follow instructions with more in-depth configuration for those that need it. Some experienced a slightly slower terminal. Supports nodjs, iojs, and node version per project/directory. * fnm (https://github.com/Schniz/fnm) - Built with speed in mind. It is like nvm, but faster. Also supports node version per project/directory. * Volta (https://volta.sh/) - Looks easy to use and has good documentation. * asdf (https://asdf-vm.com/) - Supports multiple runtimes and tools by adding plugins. Admittedly, is a bit confusing and more than I need right now (Node, Rust, Python, Ruby, etc.) * Homebrew (https://brew.sh/) - Not a version manager but can act like one by installing nvm, fnm, asdf, or others. Some additional configuration may be needed. * Proto (https://moonrepo.dev/proto) - Supports Bun, Deno, Node.js (npm, pnpm, yarn), Rust, and Go. Also good documentation. Setup looks a bit complex to me :/. * n (https://github.com/tj/n) - Supports Node and npm per project. Simple and to the point.
  • The next generation node version manager
    4 projects | /r/node | 3 Apr 2023
    Faster than Fast Node Manager (FNM) written in Rust? https://github.com/Schniz/fnm
  • Is Pop!_OS aiming to be an immutable OS?
    3 projects | /r/pop_os | 26 Jan 2023
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Schniz/fnm is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of fnm is Rust.

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