Installing Node.js on Win10 Windows Subsystem for Linux
I wanted to play around with nodejs on my Win10 Surface. Rather than using the direct download of an installer from the nodejs website, I wanted to make sure that it was installed via the Win10 bash, to have confidence that it would fit in with my workflow (
code ., etc).
I found the nodejs website really helpful. I initially found this page (Nodejs Package Manager Downloads) via Google, and from the OS options there I decided that the Win10 Subsystem was closest to an “Ubuntu based Linux Distribution”. This linked me to this page(Nodesource README on Github) .
From there, I decided to try the Ubuntu instructions:
# Using Ubuntu curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_11.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
Yeah, I wasn’t keen on piping curl into bash, however I optically grep’d the code coming back from curl before I piped it into a sudo terminal.
After it all installed, I quickly tested that everything worked as expected.