Switching node versions with Homebrew

Feb 27, 2017

Just a quick trick to switch between node versions when you install more than one version through Homebrew (brew install node).

You check the currently selected version with node --version. Working out version from paths in brew list node or looking for an asterisk next to a version listed in brew info node can also be used if you’re after a different package.

1) List the versions present on your system: brew list --versions node

2) Switch to one of the versions, in my case I’m switching to 6.2.2: brew switch node 6.2.2

That’s it, you can verify the operation was successful with node --version.