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List available versions: nvm ls-remote

List installed versions: nvm ls or nvm list

Install version: nvm install v14.18.2

See current version: nvm current

Use system node: nvm use system

Use another version: nvm use v14.18.2

Create .nvmrc file: echo "v14.18.2" > .nvmrc -> With this file nvm use, nvm install, nvm exec, nvm run, and nvm which will use the version specified in the .nvmrc file if no version is supplied on the command line.

Make system node the default for new shells: nvm alias default system

Upgrade nvm


nvm needs to be updated manually from time to time.

To check if it's updated, get the installed version with nvm -v and compare it with the latest version in

There are 2 ways to upgrade on the README:

After upgrading by running the install shell script I got this message about global modules:

curl -o- | bash
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 15916 100 15916 0 0 150k 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 174k
=> nvm is already installed in /Users/albertvilacalvo/.nvm, trying to update using git
=> => Compressing and cleaning up git repository

=> nvm source string already in /Users/albertvilacalvo/.zshrc
=> bash_completion source string already in /Users/albertvilacalvo/.zshrc
=> You currently have modules installed globally with `npm`. These will no
=> longer be linked to the active version of Node when you install a new node
=> with `nvm`; and they may (depending on how you construct your `$PATH`)
=> override the binaries of modules installed with `nvm`:

├── eas-cli@2.6.0
├── ios-deploy@1.11.4
└── yarn@1.22.19
=> If you wish to uninstall them at a later point (or re-install them under your
=> `nvm` Nodes), you can remove them from the system Node as follows:

$ nvm use system
$ npm uninstall -g a_module

=> Close and reopen your terminal to start using nvm or run the following to use it now:

export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm"
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/" # This loads nvm
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" # This loads nvm bash_completion