Upgrade NodeJS on Ubuntu

Here are the steps you can follow to upgrade NodeJS on an Ubuntu system.

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/npm /usr/local/share/man/man1/node* ~/.npm
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/node*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/bin/node*
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/include/node*

sudo apt-get purge nodejs npm
sudo apt autoremove

Download the latest installable archive for your OS from https://nodejs.org/en/download/

tar -xf your-archiveFile
sudo mv extracted-archiveFolder-name/bin/* /usr/local/bin/
sudo mv extracted-archiveFolder-name/lib/node_modules/ /usr/local/lib/
node -v
#should display the latest version of node

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