by Sai gowtham

Checking the current Node Version

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to check the currently installed node.js version in our system.

Using the terminal

Inside the terminal, we can check the node version by running the node --version command or node -v.

➜ node --version

v12.14.1

or

➜ node -v

v12.14.1

Accessing the node version programmatically

If you want to programmatically access the node version inside an app, you get it by using the process.version property.

app.js
const nodeVersion = process.version;

console.log(nodeVersion); // 'v12.14.1'

It returns the node version in a string format.

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