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Node JS


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12/9/2015.

Node JS - Evented I/O for v8 JavaScript. Node's goal is to provide an easy way to build scalable network programs.

This package is an alias for the nodejs.install package.


This package used to install nodejs.commandline. It is recommended that you uninstall the nodejs.commandline and npm packages in favor of nodejs.install (which this nodejs package now points to).

To install Node JS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install nodejs --version 5.2.0

To upgrade Node JS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade nodejs --version 5.2.0


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    #Install-VirtualPackage 'nodejs.commandline' 'nodejs.install'

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Software Author(s)

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Node JS 12.9.1 10606 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 approved
Node JS 12.9.0 5685 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 approved
Node JS 12.8.1 5526 Thursday, August 15, 2019 approved
Node JS 12.8.0 7813 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 approved
Node JS 12.7.0 12252 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 approved
Node JS 12.6.0 15021 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 approved
Node JS 12.5.0 5417 Thursday, June 27, 2019 approved
Node JS 12.4.0 16610 Tuesday, June 4, 2019 approved
Node JS 12.3.1 9950 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 approved
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