Change Node.js version to specific version

Many times we have some dependency which forces us to use some specific Node.js version. Specific Node.js version can be installed as below:

Step#1

  • clear the cache by sing following command
$ sudo npm cache clean -f

Step#2

  • Use following command to install node globally and specify the required version.
$ sudo npm install -g n
$ sudo n 6.9.5

You will receive following confirmation of Node.js installation:

User@hostname:~$ sudo n 6.9.5

     install : node-v6.9.5
       mkdir : /usr/local/n/versions/node/6.9.5
       fetch : https://nodejs.org/dist/v6.9.5/node-v6.9.5-linux-x64.tar.gz
######################################################################## 100.0%
   installed : v6.9.5

Alternatively, you can download required Node.js version from Node.js repository http://nodejs.org/dist/

Use following command to download required version file.

$ wget nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.36/node-v0.10.36-linux-x64.tar.gz

Same package can be downloaded without command line utility as well. install the this compressed file to get your required Node.js version.

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