In a previous article, we learned about NVM, a great way of managing multiple node versions on your machine.
However, you might have most projects running on a specific version of Node. In that case, setting your default NVM version to this Node version might make sense.
Setting a default NVM version
To set the default NVM version, you first have to make sure that version is installed in NVM.
As a reminder, you can install a version like this:
nvm install 16
We can then run the following command to set this as our default version.
nvm alias default 16
Remember, this is one specific query on a version type you can install. Some valid alternatives are:
nvm alias default 16 nvm alias default lts nvm alias default 12.14.3
You can check which versions you have installed by running the following command.
This will return a list of all the versions you have installed already.
Returning to the system version
Perhaps at one stage, you might want to change to whatever your system uses.
We can run the following command to do that:
nvm alias default system