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    get-node-cli

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    Download a specific version of Node.js (CLI).

    The Node.js release is downloaded, uncompressed and untared to an executable file ready to run.

    Fast:

    • the download is cached
    • the best compression algorithm available on your machine is used
    • everything is streamed

    Reliable:

    • the binary is checked against official checksums
    • can be safely run concurrently
    • atomic writes

    Features include:

    Example

    # Download Node.js latest release
    $ get-node
    /home/user/.cache/nve/16.3.0/x64/bin/node
    
    $ /home/user/.cache/nve/16.3.0/x64/bin/node
    Welcome to Node.js v16.3.0.
    Type ".help" for more information.
    > .exit
    
    # Download a specific Node.js release
    $ get-node 8
    /home/user/.cache/nve/8.17.0/x64/bin/node
    
    $ /home/user/.cache/nve/8.17.0/x64/bin/node
    > process.version
    'v8.17.0'
    > .exit
    
    # Any version range can be used
    $ get-node 8.12.0
    $ get-node "<7"
    
    # Download latest Node.js version
    $ get-node latest
    
    # Download latest LTS Node.js version
    $ get-node lts
    
    # Download Node.js version from `~/.nvmrc` or the current process version
    $ get-node global
    
    # Download current directory's Node.js version using its `.nvmrc` or `package.json` (`engines.node` field)
    $ get-node local
    
    # Specify the output directory
    $ get-node --output=/home/user/.cache/node_releases/ 8
    /home/user/.cache/node_releases/8.17.0/x64/bin/node
    
    $ /home/user/.cache/node_releases/8.17.0/x64/bin/node --version
    v8.17.0
    
    # Use a mirror website
    $ get-node --mirror=https://npm.taobao.org/mirrors/node 8
    /home/user/.cache/nve/8.17.0/x64/bin/node
    
    # Do not use the cached list of available Node.js versions
    $ get-node --fetch
    
    # Always use the cached list of available Node.js versions even if it's more
    # than one hour old
    $ get-node --no-fetch
    
    # Specify the CPU architecture
    $ get-node --arch=s390x 8
    /home/user/.cache/nve/8.17.0/s390x/bin/node

    Install

    npm install -g get-node-cli

    node >=12.20.0 must be globally installed. However any Node version can be downloaded.

    To use this programmatically (from Node.js) instead, please check get-node.

    Usage

    get-node [OPTIONS] [VERSION]

    VERSION can be any version range such as 12, 12.6.0 or <12, or one of the following aliases:

    Options

    --output

    Alias: -o
    Type: string
    Default: global cache directory such as /home/user/.cache/nve/.

    Output directory for the node executable.

    It the directory already has a node executable, no download is performed. This enables caching.

    --progress

    Alias: -p
    Type: boolean
    Default: true

    Whether to show a progress bar.

    --mirror

    Alias: -m
    Type: string
    Default: https://nodejs.org/dist

    Base URL to retrieve Node.js binaries. Can be customized (for example https://npm.taobao.org/mirrors/node).

    The following environment variables can also be used: NODE_MIRROR, NVM_NODEJS_ORG_MIRROR, N_NODE_MIRROR or NODIST_NODE_MIRROR.

    --fetch

    Alias: -f
    Type: boolean
    Default: undefined

    The list of available Node.js versions is cached for one hour by default. With:

    • --fetch: the cache will not be used
    • --no-fetch: the cache will be used even if it's older than one hour

    --arch

    Alias: -a
    Type: string
    Default: process.arch

    Node.js binary's CPU architecture. This is useful for example when you're on x64 but would like to run Node.js x32.

    All the values from process.arch are allowed except mips and mipsel.

    --cwd

    Alias: -c
    Type: string
    Default: process.cwd()

    When using the local alias, start looking for a Node.js version file from this directory.

    See also

    Support

    For any question, don't hesitate to submit an issue on GitHub.

    Everyone is welcome regardless of personal background. We enforce a Code of conduct in order to promote a positive and inclusive environment.

    Contributing

    This project was made with ❤️. The simplest way to give back is by starring and sharing it online.

    If the documentation is unclear or has a typo, please click on the page's Edit button (pencil icon) and suggest a correction.

    If you would like to help us fix a bug or add a new feature, please check our guidelines. Pull requests are welcome!

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