This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of installing NVM (Node Version Manager) on your Mac using Homebrew. With the help of this tutorial, you will be able to easily manage and switch between different versions of Node.js on your Mac.
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For this tutorial, you need:
- A Mac computer
- Xcode Command Line Tools
- Homebrew package manager
How to Install NVM using Homebrew in Mac – Step-by-Step Tutorial
- Open Terminal on your Mac. You can do this by searching for “Terminal” in Spotlight or navigating to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
- Install Homebrew by executing the following command in Terminal:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"This command will download and install Homebrew on your Mac.
- Once Homebrew is installed, run the following command to update it:
brew updateThis will update Homebrew to the latest version.
- Next, install NVM using Homebrew with the following command:
brew install nvmThis will install NVM on your Mac.
- After the installation is complete, add the NVM environment variables to your shell profile. You can do this by running the following command:
echo 'export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm"' >> ~/.bash_profileNote: If you are using the Zsh shell, replace
- Reload your shell profile to apply the changes by running the command:source
source ~/.zshrc(for Zsh shell users)
- To verify that NVM is installed correctly, you can run the command:
nvm --versionThis should display the version of NVM installed on your Mac.
I hope this comprehensive article has provided you with a clear and helpful guide on how to install NVM using Homebrew in Mac. With NVM, you can now easily manage and switch between different versions of Node.js on your Mac. For more insightful tips and articles, feel free to explore my website.