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Downloads:

253,239

Downloads of v 1.1.9:

29,931

Last Update:

16 Mar 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • coreybutler

Tags:

nvm node nodejs node.js version management windows admin

NVM (Portable)

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1.1.9 | Updated: 16 Mar 2022

Downloads:

253,239

Downloads of v 1.1.9:

29,931

Software Author(s):

  • coreybutler

NVM (Portable) 1.1.9

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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install NVM (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade NVM (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall NVM (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade nvm.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade nvm.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install nvm.portable
  win_chocolatey:
    name: nvm.portable
    version: '1.1.9'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'nvm.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.1.9'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller nvm.portable
{
    Name     = "nvm.portable"
    Version  = "1.1.9"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'nvm.portable':
  ensure   => '1.1.9',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 17 Mar 2022.

Description

NVM

Overview

Manage multiple installations of node.js on a Windows computer.

This has always been a node version manager, not an io.js manager, so there is no back-support for io.js. Node 4+ is supported. Remember when running nvm install or nvm use, Windows usually requires administrative rights (to create symlinks).

Showcase

There are situations where the ability to switch between different versions of Node.js can be very useful. For example, if you want to test a module you're developing with the latest bleeding edge version without uninstalling the stable version of node, this utility can help.

Usage

nvm-windows runs in an Admin shell. You'll need to start powershell or Command Prompt as Administrator to use nvm-windows

NVM for Windows is a command line tool. Simply type nvm in the console for help. The basic commands are:

  • nvm arch [32|64]: Show if node is running in 32 or 64 bit mode. Specify 32 or 64 to override the default architecture.
  • nvm current: Display active version.
  • nvm install ﹤version﹥ [arch]: The version can be a specific version, "latest" for the latest current version, or "lts" for the most recent LTS version. Optionally specify whether to install the 32 or 64 bit version (defaults to system arch). Set [arch] to "all" to install 32 AND 64 bit versions. Add --insecure to the end of this command to bypass SSL validation of the remote download server.
  • nvm list [available]: List the node.js installations. Type available at the end to show a list of versions available for download.
  • nvm on: Enable node.js version management.
  • nvm off: Disable node.js version management (does not uninstall anything).
  • nvm proxy [url]: Set a proxy to use for downloads. Leave [url] blank to see the current proxy. Set [url] to "none" to remove the proxy.
  • nvm uninstall ﹤version﹥: Uninstall a specific version.
  • nvm use ﹤version﹥ [arch]: Switch to use the specified version. Optionally use latest, lts, or newest. newest is the latest installed version. Optionally specify 32/64bit architecture. nvm use ﹤arch﹥ will continue using the selected version, but switch to 32/64 bit mode. For information about using use in a specific directory (or using .nvmrc), please refer to issue #16.
  • nvm root ﹤path﹥: Set the directory where nvm should store different versions of node.js. If ﹤path﹥ is not set, the current root will be displayed.
  • nvm version: Displays the current running version of NVM for Windows.
  • nvm node_mirror ﹤node_mirror_url﹥: Set the node mirror.
  • nvm npm_mirror ﹤npm_mirror_url﹥: Set the npm mirror.

tools\chocolateybeforemodify.ps1

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'nvm'
$nvm = (& where.exe $packageName)

& $nvm off
tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1

$ErrorActionPreference = "Stop"

$packageName = 'nvm'

$nodePath = "$env:SystemDrive\Program Files\nodejs"
$nvmPath = Join-Path $env:ProgramData $packageName
$OsBits = Get-ProcessorBits
$NvmSettingsFile = Join-Path $nvmPath "settings.txt"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $nvmPath
  url           = 'https://github.com/coreybutler/nvm-windows/releases/download/1.1.9/nvm-noinstall.zip'
  checksum      = '81e651ec6d848075d557cca929af682f63a77d4fab44c202f25a20c0aba33749'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
}
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$NvmSettingsDict = [ordered]@{}
if (Test-Path $NvmSettingsFile) {
  $NvmSettings = Get-Content $NvmSettingsFile
  $NvmSettings | Foreach-Object { $NvmSettingsDict.add($_.split(':', 2)[0], $_.split(':', 2)[1]) }
  Write-Output "Detected existing settings file"
  $NvmSettingsDict.GetEnumerator() | ForEach-Object { "$($_.Name): $($_.Value)" } | Write-Verbose
}
if (!($NvmSettingsDict['root'])) { $NvmSettingsDict['root'] = $nvmPath }
if (!($NvmSettingsDict['path'])) { $NvmSettingsDict['path'] = $nodePath }
if (!($NvmSettingsDict['arch'])) { $NvmSettingsDict['arch'] = $OsBits }
if (!($NvmSettingsDict['proxy'])) { $NvmSettingsDict['proxy'] = "none" }

$NvmSettingsDict.GetEnumerator() | ForEach-Object { "$($_.Name): $($_.Value)" } | Write-Verbose
$NvmSettingsDict.GetEnumerator() | ForEach-Object { "$($_.Name): $($_.Value)" } | Out-File "$NvmSettingsFile" -Force -Encoding ascii

Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName "NVM_HOME" -VariableValue "$nvmPath" -VariableType Machine;
Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName "NVM_SYMLINK" -VariableValue "$nodePath" -VariableType Machine;

Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall "%NVM_HOME%" -PathType Machine;

Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall "%NVM_SYMLINK%" -PathType Machine;
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$uninstalled = $false
$packageName = 'nvm'
$zipName = "nvm-noinstall.zip"
$nvm = (& where.exe $packageName)
$EnvVariableType = 'Machine'

$nvmPath = Split-Path $nvm

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $zipName
if (Test-Path $nvmPath) { Remove-Item $nvmPath -Force -Recurse }

Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName "NVM_HOME" -VariableValue $null -VariableType $EnvVariableType
Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName "NVM_SYMLINK" -VariableValue $null -VariableType $EnvVariableType

[regex] $PathsToRemove = "^(%NVM_HOME%|%NVM_SYMLINK%)"
$environmentPath = Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope $EnvVariableType -PreserveVariables
$environmentPath
[string[]]$newpath = ''
foreach ($path in $environmentPath.split(';')) {
    If (($path) -and ($path -notmatch $PathsToRemove)) {
        [string[]]$newpath += "$path"
        "$path added to `$newpath"
    }
    else {
        "Path to remove found: $path"
    }
}
$AssembledNewPath = ($newpath -join (';')).trimend(';')
$AssembledNewPath

Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -variableName 'PATH' -variableValue $AssembledNewPath -variableType $EnvVariableType
"Path with variables"
$newEnvironmentPath = Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope $EnvVariableType -PreserveVariables
"Path with values instead of variables"
$env:PATH


$uninstalled = $true

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
NVM (Portable) 1.1.7 175969 Thursday, August 30, 2018 Approved
NVM (Portable) 1.1.5 43634 Monday, June 26, 2017 Approved
NVM (Portable) 1.1.1 3497 Saturday, November 12, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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