NodeJS : Install, Uninstall, Reinstall on Linux based system

Installation-Uninstallation-Guide

Installing nodejs on your system

Run the below commands to quickly get started

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs


in case you need specific version, the command be like below, otherwise continue from npm:

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo bash -

Now, check the nodesource list:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nodesource.list

And, firing below command will install you specific version:
sudo apt -y install nodejs

Then check whether node is installed or not:

node -v

If installed correctly, it should show node’s installed version [in my case, it is 14.15.4]

Again check whether npm is installed or not:

npm -v

The above command shows version, if not, fire below command to get it installed

sudo apt-get install npm

Once, installed check the version using npm -v

Removing nodejs from your system

If you want to uninstall proceed with the following steps, or if you want to reinstall then follow below steps and then again install it. So, let’s begin:

sudo apt-get purge nodejs

above command will only remove the node related packages

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove nodejs

This command will remove the dependencies which are not needed as we have uninstalled nodejs

Collectively we can fire this command as

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove nodejs

But, in case, you need more cautions, proceed in two steps only [Recommended]:

sudo apt-get purge nodejs
sudo apt-get autoremove

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