Set a Default Node Version with nvm

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As I've shown you in the past, nvm an excellent utility for switching between Node.js versions. Whether your host machine or CI, building and testing your apps on different Node versions is a necessity. I've recently found a few nvm commands that I found really useful during local development.

To set a default node version on your machine, without touching your system's install, you can use:

nvm alias default [version_here]

To automatically switch to the node version that best suits a project's package.json file, simply type:

nvm use

I've always loved nvm but I still catch myself manually changing versions when I could automate that process with a few commands!

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