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My computer is running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I was trying to get a simple hello world file to work with node, but was unable to. I ran the command node hello.js and nothing happened. I ran apt-get remove nodejs and then apt-get install nodejs and finally apt-get install npm This seemed to work, however when I run node -v nothing happens. No error, just nothing. which node ouptuts /usr/sbin/node What can I do to attempt to solve this issue?

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Default nodejs that comes with Ubuntu can be executed the following way:

nodejs -v

If you upgrade to the latest using https://github.com/nodesource/distributions, you will be able to execute it with

node -v
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Try downloading nodejs and install it

http://www.tutorialspoint.com/nodejs/nodejs_environment_setup.htm

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