Node.js Installing Node.js Installing Node.js on Mac using package manager


Example

Homebrew

You can install Node.js using the Homebrew package manager.

Start by updating brew:

brew update

You may need to change permissions or paths. It's best to run this before proceeding:

brew doctor

Next you can install Node.js by running:

brew install node

Once Node.js is installed, you can validate the version installed by running:

node -v

Macports

You can also install node.js through Macports.

First update it to make sure the lastest packages are referenced:

sudo port selfupdate

Then install nodejs and npm

sudo port install nodejs npm

You can now run node through CLI directly by invoking node. Also, you can check your current node version with

node -v