by Sai gowtham

How to uninstall the active node version in nvm

Learn, how to uninstall the currently active node version in nvm.

Nvm (node version manager) helps us to manage multiple node versions in our machine, when we try to uninstall an active node version using nvm uninstall command it will show the following error.

➜  ~ nvm uninstall 12.14.1

nvm: Cannot uninstall currently-active node version, v12.14.1 (inferred from 12.14.1).

To uninstall the active version without any errors, first run the nvm deactivate command then nvm uninstall version-number.

Example:

nvm deactivate
nvm uninstall 12.14.1

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