Uninstall Node.JS using Linux command line?

Issue

How do you uninstall node.js using the cmd line in linux?

Solution

Edit: If you know which package manager was used to install, it is best to uninstall with the same package manager. Examples for apt, make, yum are in other answers.

This is a manual approach:

Running which node will return something like /path/bin/node.

Then run cd /path

This is all that is added by Node.JS.

rm -r bin/node bin/node-waf include/node lib/node lib/pkgconfig/nodejs.pc share/man/man1/node.1

Now the only thing I don’t know about is npm and what it has installed. If you install npm again into a custom path that starts off empty, then you can see what it adds and then you will be able to make a list for npm similar to the above list I made for node.

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