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One of the following versions of Node.js must be installed to run npm:

  • 14.x.x >= 14.17.0
  • 16.x.x >= 16.13.0
  • 18.0.0 or higher


npm comes bundled with node, & most third-party distributions, by default. Officially supported downloads/distributions can be found at:

Direct Download

You can download & install npm directly from using our custom script:

curl -qL | sh

Node Version Managers

If you're looking to manage multiple versions of Node.js &/or npm, consider using a node version manager


npm <command>

Links & Resources

  • Documentation - Official docs & how-tos for all things npm
    • Note: you can also search docs locally with npm help-search <query>
  • Bug Tracker - Search or submit bugs against the CLI
  • Roadmap - Track & follow along with our public roadmap
  • Feedback - Contribute ideas & discussion around the npm registry, website & CLI
  • RFCs - Contribute ideas & specifications for the API/design of the npm CLI
  • Service Status - Monitor the current status & see incident reports for the website & registry
  • Project Status - See the health of all our maintained OSS projects in one view
  • Events Calendar - Keep track of our Open RFC calls, releases, meetups, conferences & more
  • Support - Experiencing problems with the npm website or registry? File a ticket here


  • npm is configured to use the npm Public Registry at by default; Usage of this registry is subject to Terms of Use available at
  • You can configure npm to use any other compatible registry you prefer. You can read more about configuring third-party registries here

FAQ on Branding

Is it "npm" or "NPM" or "Npm"?

npm should never be capitalized unless it is being displayed in a location that is customarily all-capitals (ex. titles on man pages).

Is "npm" an acronym for "Node Package Manager"?

Contrary to popular belief, npm is not in fact an acronym for "Node Package Manager"; It is a recursive bacronymic abbreviation for "npm is not an acronym" (if the project was named "ninaa", then it would be an acronym). The precursor to npm was actually a bash utility named "pm", which was the shortform name of "pkgmakeinst" - a bash function that installed various things on various platforms. If npm were to ever have been considered an acronym, it would be as "node pm" or, potentially "new pm".

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