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Tutorial: Sudo commands that you should know as a web developer


We’re pleased to announce that the Codesphere IDE now supports sudo!
If you’ve ever worked in a Linux operating system, you’re probably familiar with the “sudo” command.

Sudo is a program for Unix-like systems that allows users to run programs with privileges of another user.

In the following article, we will show you some common sudo commands that you may come across as a web developer.

Updating the npm version globally

command: sudo npm i -g npm

Run sudo npm i -g npm in your terminal to update the npm version globally.

Changing the Node.js version

command: sudo n <version>

Removing versions of Node.js

command: sudo n rm <version>

If you might want to remove an old version of Node.js, just run

sudo n rm <version>.

Installing packages globally

command: sudo npm i -g <package_name>

Node.js has great package management, so installing packages globally is very simple. Sometimes installing packages globally gives you the ability to use NPM packages locally as well as globally, such as within other Node.js projects.

In the following example, we are installing nodemon and eslint globally.

Installing the create-react-app package globally

command: sudo npm i -g create-react-app

To install the create-react-app package globally use the command mentioned above.

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