How to Uninstall NodeJS on Ubuntu 22.04

NodeJS is pretty popular when it comes to building server-side applications with JavaScript. But, if you don’t need it anymore on your Ubuntu 22.04 system, you might want to uninstall it. Don’t worry, getting rid of NodeJS on Ubuntu 22.04 can be pretty easy if you know the right steps to take. That’s why we’re here to walk you through the process of properly uninstalling NodeJS on your Ubuntu 22.04 system. This guide will help you remove NodeJS safely and effectively, whether you’re trying to free up disk space, switch to a different NodeJS version, or just want to get rid of it completely.

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To remove NodeJS on your Ubuntu system, you can use the following commands. First, run:

sudo apt-get remove nodejs                             //uninstall nodejs Ubuntu 22.04

This command will remove the NodeJS package, but it will keep the configuration files. If you want to completely remove NodeJS, including the configuration files, use the command:

sudo apt-get purge nodejs                             

After that, you can free up disk by using the command:

sudo apt-get purge nodejs

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Nikolaus Oosterhof

Nikolaus holds a degree in software development and has a strong passion for all things tech-related, especially gadgets with screens. Though he is nostalgic for older phone models, he's a retired gamer and continues to enjoy programming in open-source environments. Additionally, Nikolaus enjoys writing about Linux, macOS and Windows and has experience designing web pages.

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