How to install the Node JS on the Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, i am going to show you 3 methods to how to install and use node js on linux ubuntu 22.04 system.

How to install the Node.JS on the Ubuntu 22.04

Use the below given 3 methods to install and use node js on linux ubuntu 22.04 system:

  • Method 1: Installation of Node.js using the default repository of Ubuntu 22.04
  • Method 2: Installation of the Node.js using the PPA repository
  • Method 3: Installation of the Node.js using the NVM
  • How to use the Node.js on Ubuntu 22.04

Method 1: Installation of Node.js using the default repository of Ubuntu 22.04

Start terminal and run the following command on terminal to install node js on ubuntu 22.04 using default repository:

$ sudo apt install nodejs -y

Once the installation is done; run the following command on terminal to check node js version:

nodejs --version

If you found any error while installation of node js on ubuntu, can be resolve by fixing the broken packages:

sudo apt --fix-broken install

Method 2: Installation of the Node.js using the PPA repository

Run the following command on terminal to install node js using the ppa repository; is as follow:

$ curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_17.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

After adding the PPA repository of the Node.js, you will install it using the apt package manager:

sudo apt install nodejs

Again will confirm the installation of the Node.js by displaying its version:

nodejs --version

Method 3: Installation of the Node.js using the NVM

Run the following command on terminal to install the latest version or any particular version of the Node.js:

$ curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nvm-sh/nvm/v0.39.1/install.sh | bash

Now you will run the following commands:

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

When the above-mentioned commands are successfully executed, you will check the version of the installed NVM:

nvm --version

Display the list of all versions of the Node.js which are available on NVM:

nvm list-remote

You can either install any of the Node.js versions available in the above list or can install the latest version using the command:

nvm install node

You will validate the installation by displaying the installed version of Node.js:

node --version

How to use the Node.js on Ubuntu 22.04

Run the following command on terminal to create a text file using the nano text editor:

nano MyJScode.js

Now you will type the code for the simple addition of the two numbers by using the Javascript:

function add(a,b) {
return a+b
}
console.log(add(4, 6))

In the above code, you simply assign two values in variable a and b, and add them together to display the output. To run the output of the above code, we will use the command:

node MyJScode.js

Conclusion

In this tutorial, i have shown to you how to installed the package of Node.js in three different ways and also learn the usage of Node.js on Ubuntu 22.04 by running a simple code of Javascript.

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