To install npm (Node Package Manager) along with Node.js, you can follow these steps:
- Install Node.js: npm comes bundled with Node.js, so the first step is to install Node.js on your system. Visit the official Node.js website at https://nodejs.org and download the appropriate installer for your operating system. Choose the LTS (Long Term Support) version for stability, unless you have a specific reason to use a different version. Run the installer and follow the instructions to complete the installation.
- Verify the installation: After the installation is complete, open a terminal or command prompt and run the following command to verify that Node.js is installed correctly:
node -vThis command should display the version number of Node.js installed on your system.
- Verify npm installation: npm is bundled with Node.js, so it should be installed automatically. To verify that npm is installed, run the following command in the terminal or command prompt:
npm -vThis command should display the version number of npm installed on your system.
If the above steps were successful, you now have Node.js and npm installed on your system. You can start using npm to manage your Node.js packages and dependencies.
Note: If you’re using a Linux or macOS system, you may need to use
sudo before the commands to run them with administrative privileges. For example:
sudo npm -v
This will prompt you for your password before executing the command.