How-to Getting-Started with Node.js on Elementary OS GNU/Linux Easy Guide

April 15th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Node.js QuickStart for Elementary OS Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started Quickly with the Latest Node.js on Elementary OS 0.2-Luna/0.3-Freya i386/amd64 Linux+GNU Pantheon Desktop.

Node.js is an Amazing New Javascript Stuff that is at the Same Time either a Web Server and a Web Development Framework.

Node.js is Well Known for his Performances and Scaling Attitudes derived from a Single Thread Non-Blocking Architecture “First come, first served”.

Take Note: there is also the Possibility of Installing an Older Node.js Release by the apt-get Command but Best to Download and Install Directly the Latest Node.js Binaries.

To the How-to Install & Getting-Started with Node.js on Elementary OS Bottom You Find Link to Guide with Quick-Start on Node.js Javascript Server/Framework.

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  1. Download Latest Node.js Binaries for Linux

    Linux node.js tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on node.js Archive and Extract into /tmp
    Or From Command Line:

    tar xvfz ~/Downloads/node*tar.gz -C /tmp/

    Install Node.js on Elementary OS - Extracting Node.js

  3. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing Node.js for Elementary OS - Pantheon Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Node.js

    sudo su -c "rm /tmp/node*.tar.gz && mv /tmp/node* /usr/local/node"
  5. SetUp System And/Or User PATH

    • System PATH Setup:
      sudo su -c "nano /etc/bash.bashrc"


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

      Ctrl+x to Save & Exit :)

    • User PATH Setup (Not Needed if done the System Path…):
      nano $HOME/.bashrc


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

      Latest Load the New PATH:

  6. Node.js Quick-Start Guide

    Node.js Jump-Start
  7. Now You are Able to Getting-Started with the Node.js Development, to Look for Further Docs and Resource meet the Online Node.js Developers Community.

    Install Aptana Studio 3 for Html5, Javascript, CSS, PHP & Rails:
    Setup Aptana Studio 3 for Elementary OS.

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