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How do you install Node.JS on CentOS?

There’s a ton of outdated information floating around the web on how to simply and effectively install Node.JS on CentOS, specifically one of my legacy boxes that runs 5.11. I spent about 15-20 minutes toying around with various hacky ways to do this. To save you the time, here’s the easiest way I found:

Perform (as root):


curl -sL https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup | bash -
yum install -y nodejs

If you’re a security fanatic like myself, you’ll likely want to first download the ‘setup’ script before piping it to bash. If you don’t care, I can assure you I’ve reviewed the code and rpm.nodesource.com is a trusted source.

It will output each step as it moves along, prompting you to manually install any 3rd party dependencies.

Once done, verify your install with:


node -v

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