tl;dr here's a quick script to install git, node and npm. Run it at your own risk etc, explanation is below
# Get root up in here sudo su # Update and begin installing some utility tools apt-get -y update #install git apt-get install git # Change to what ever version you want here see link to versions below curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash - apt-get install -y nodejs
Explaining the code
Windows users may or may not be familiar with bash so here is a quick guide for getting set up with node.js on the new Windows 10 bash feature.
Basically it is the same as doing it on Ubuntu.
NOTE: You might have to prefix these commands with sudo e.g. the next one would be
sudo apt-get -y update this give you elevated permissions.
Update your apt-get package index
apt-get -y update
The apt-get command is a powerful command-line tool, which works with Ubuntu's Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) performing such functions as installation of new software packages, upgrade of existing software packages, updating of the package list index, and even upgrading the entire Ubuntu system.
Install git - if you don't use git you need to take a good hard look at yourself
apt-get install git
Update (2016-08-19): this used to read
git-all, it installs some extra packages
git should work fine in most cases. It seems
git-all is causing some issue for people on the latest version of windows bash.
Thanks to Andrew Skaper for letting me know about the issue with git-all
Get the latest version on node.js. If you do a apt-get install without this step you will get version 0.10.x.
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_6.x | sudo -E bash -
You can now install node.js
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
Node gets installed as nodejs which is annoying because it is just referred to as node almost everywhere. This was not necessary for me and may not be for you.
ln -s `which nodejs` /usr/bin/node
If its not it will just tell you the file exists
ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘/usr/bin/node’: File exists
You should at this point be good to go.
You should have node, npm and git installed the world in you oyster.
New versions of Nodejs are released regularly. Check out these links for what is the latest bleeding edge and stable releases.
Full list of available versions from nodesource and update the setup_7.x as appropriate.
Check out the nodejs site to find out which versions is best for you.
See Upgrading your version of Nodejs on Windows 10 bash for details on upgrading.