Install Node.js and npm using Homebrew on OS X and macOS

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Install Node.js and npm with Homebrew

First, install Homebrew.

Bash
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Then run brew update to make sure Homebrew is up to date.

Bash
brew update

As a safe measure you should run brew doctor to make sure your system is ready to brew. Run the command below and follow any recommendations from brew doctor.

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brew doctor

Next, add Homebrew’s location to your $PATH in your .bash_profile or .zshrc file.

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export PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH"

Next, install Node (npm will be installed with Node):

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brew install node

To test out your Node and npm install, try installing Grunt (you might be asked to run with sudo):

Bash
npm install -g grunt-cli

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